On September 1st, the biggest book festival “opens its gates” in Pedion Areos to welcome book lovers and attract new readers. 210 publishers, 275 stands, 180 cultural events, concerts, theater performances, interactive educational events and much more at the big 51st Book Festival 2023.
The 51st Book Festival is organized by the Association of Book Publishers and Booksellers, the Region of Attica and the Organization for Culture, Sports and Youth of the Municipality of Athens in collaboration with Petit Paris d’Athenes and the Network for Children’s Rights. It is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, the Municipality of Athens, the Hellenic Cultural Foundation, the Athens Chamber of Commerce and with the support of Vestart.
The Book Festival, now recognized as the biggest celebratory event in the field of books, is making a big comeback in 2023. Almost the entirety of Greek book production is presented in Pedion Areos, ushering in the new era of the Park. In the renovated and historic – for the book – space, the visitors of the Festival, against the background of the thousands of books, will have the opportunity to watch and participate in a diverse, cultural event. Among many other events, there will be: A concert with the great performer, Eleni Dimou, a concert by the Marios Strofalis Quartet & Irini Tumbaki, a concert with the soprano Christy Kathariou, a children’s theater show “The Carnival of the Animals” by the METHEXIS theater production company, a Karagiozis show from the “Nikolas Tzivelekis” Shadow Theatre, an event of the Hellenic Academy of Comics, and a two-day event for first-time writers.
The main theme of the 51st Book Festival 2023 is entitled “Woman – a complex reading” and is focused on the contribution of women in Arts and Letters, but also on the challenges faced by women over the years and today.
The poster and the cover of the catalog of the 51st Book Festival 2023 are decorated with the work of the leading Greek painter, Giorgos Rorris.
It is more than certain that the 51st Book Festival will succeed, for one more year, in fulfilling its spiritual, social and cultural goal, with the support of all those who work for the production and promotion of the book, but, above all, with the support of fellow readers.
The 51st Book Festival will welcome its visitors in Pedion Areos, daily, from September 1 to 17, 2023 with free entry.
The official opening will take place on Monday, September 4, 2023 at 20:00.
Friday & Saturday: 18:00-23:00
Sunday: 10:30-15:00 & 18:00-22:30
Οrganization: Association of Book Publishers and Booksellers
Region of Attica and the Organization for Culture, Sports and Youth of the Municipality of Athens
In collaboration with Petit Paris d’Athenes and the Network for Children’s Rights
Under the auspices of Ministry of Culture, the Hellenic Cultural Foundation, the Athens Chamber of Commerce
Supported by Vestart