The 23rd Nairobi International Book Fair is scheduled to be held from Tuesday, 28th September to Saturday, 2nd October, 2021 at Sarit Center Expo Hall, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya. For Virtual bookfair the platform that will be used is https://nairobiinternationalbookfair.co.ke The Book Fair is drawing nearer, nothing should stop you from participating in the book fair as exhibitor.
The book fair will be hybrid in nature. The physical and virtual versions of the book fair will run concurrently.
The theme for the 23rd Nairobi International Bookfair is- ‘Publishing in the new era”
Activities lined up during the bookfair period are:
- a) Workshops and seminars on topical issues
- b) Book launches
- c) Children’s activities
- d) Presentation of the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature
- e) Budding Authors Seminar, Seminar on how to get published.
- f) Books clearance sale and raffle for books- Publishers will sell books at huge discounts.
- g) BOOKS EXHIBITION
- h) Accessing unlimited business opportunities and so much more.
The Nairobi International Book Fair (NIBF) is the regional marketplace for books and it brings together publishing professionals, authors, booksellers, print suppliers, media, and readers from Africa and around the world. The NIBF has been held for the last 23 year and has grown to be one of the leading book exhibition place in the region. This event is organized by the Kenya Publishers Association.
Books whether creative works or factual texts, serve as a reflection of the society from which the writers are drawn. It is often taken for granted that when we read, positive change is the inevitable outcome. When one looks at the social ills afflicting, our nation it is easy to conclude that even though we read the results to a large extent do not seem to suggest that the desired change takes place. This being the case it is therefore important to ensure that society can still be able to communicate effectively on issues that confront it and at the same time be able to do so through books.