Book World Prague 2023

The 28th edition of the book fair and festival in one, Book World Prague 2023, will take place from 11 to 14 May in the Křižík Pavilions at the Prague Holešovice Exhibition Grounds and will be exceptional in terms of theme. 

The concept of "Authors Without Borders" responds to the current times in which borders – not only physical ones, but also cultural, social, sexual, genre or political ones – are becoming less and less clear. In 2023, therefore, the guest of honor is not any particular country, but the writers who cross imaginary borders. The "Support Your Bookseller" campaign will also be a new feature. For the first time, there will be a two-day Central and East European Book Market for the professional public.

The SLC is organizing a representative national stand of 40 square meters in the KB hall number 203, where over 400 titles from the production of 45 Slovak publishers will be exhibited.

We also have interesting accompanying events.

Friday 12 May

10:00 – 10:50 Ateliér Jahoda (CzechLit in cooperation with SLC)

Kubíkova cesta

Creative workshop for 2nd and 3rd graders with the book’s illustrator Petra Lukovicsová

12:00 – 12:50 Profesní fórum (CzechLit together with SLC) 

Small publishers and children’s books

Tereza Horváthová (Baobab), Kateřina Čopjaková (Nezletilí kritici) and Jana Hoschek Hoffstädter (E. J. Publishing) will discuss what is means to be a publisher in Slovakia and in the Czech republic.

16:00 – 16:50 SLC stand KB 203 (SLC in cooperation with Bibiana and CzechLit)

Lebopreto – book signing of Petra Lukovicsová and Michal Hvorecký

Book signing of Lebo preto (Literárne informačné centrum, 2022) with the book’s authors

Saturday 13 May 2023

12:00 – 12:50 Literary salon (SLC together with Host publishing, Akropolis publishing and the Slovak Institute in Prague)

A taste of Slovak prose in Czech translation...

Presentation of new Czech translations of books by prominent Slovak prose writers – Barbora Hrínová (Jednorožci / Unicorns, Host, 2022) and Denisa Fulmeková (Konvália, Akropolis, 2022) with the participation of translators Irena Steinerová and Lubomír Machala. Hosted by Dado Nagy.  

13:00 – 13:30  SLC stand KB 203 (SLC in cooperation with Akropolis publishing)

Denisa Fulmeková book signing (Konvália, Akropolis, 2022)

18:00 – 18:30 Host publishing stand, KB 302 (Host publishing together with SLC)

Barbora Hrínová book signing (Jednorožci, Host, 2022)

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