About the Jozi Book Fair

The JBF Festival is held over four days in September. The Fair will open at 09h00 and close at 17h00 every day. Special events may be held beyond 17h00 by arrangement with the organisers and will be reflected in the Final Programme.

The Festival provides a platform for readers, writers, artists, school youth, children, adults and the public. [read more] The Festival is organised around the JBF’s work with its constituencies and the public throughout the year. The Jozi Book Fair annual event includes book launches, conversations with writers, art and literature exhibitions, a networking space for small publishers’; a discussion forum of Reading Circles, especially youth groups from townships in South Africa; and a space for local writers to interact with writers from Africa and the world.

The Programme of the JBF is curated from below, and consists of the Exhibitors and events hosted by the public. Over the past three years between 50-70% of events in the programme was hosted by the public.

To avoid disappointment it is advisable to book your accommodation well in advance for this event. Visit the Johannesburg Central Accommodation pages to find guest houses, hotels and self catering places to stay and for additional info about Johannesburg Central which includes attractions, restaurants and things to do, see Johannesburg Central Info.

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When29 August to 1 September 2019

WhereMary Fitzgerald Square, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg, 2113, Gauteng, South Africa

Telephone+27 (0)84 377-3018 or +27 (0)84 377-3013

OvernightStay nearby in Johannesburg Central, in Gauteng

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