Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair
Organised by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia through the National Book Council (MBKM), together with the Malaysian Book Industry Council that comprises of the major players of the local book industry, KLIBF is definitely of the major events in the global publishing calendar. Now in its 29th year, KLIBF provides a networking opportunity to meet with the local and international publishing community.
Over 1 million visitors attend the KLIBF every year. It is the perfect place for book lovers to get the latest books and promotions from publishers around the region. Book launches, seminars, conventions, and lots of other activities are in place to suit all levels of the reading community.
What's new in KLIBF 2010
For KLIBF 2010, several firsts are introduced. The first Guest of Honour was unanimously awarded to the state of Melaka.
Another first is the establishment of a "Trade Fair" section, specially dedicated for local and foreign trade exhibitors and visitors to encourage exchanging of publishing and distribution rights for the benefit of the local book industry players.
The "Trade Fair" will be held at the Tun Razak Hall 2 (across the river) during the 5 working days of KLIBF (Monday 22st - Friday 26th). Opening hours are from 10.00am to 7.00pm. Only trade visitors are allowed access to the trade area.
KLIBF 2009 Facts & Figures
Categories of books:
General titles, Philosophy & Psychology, Religion, Social Sciences,
Languages, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Technology, Art,
Literature, Geography & History
124 local publishers
29 foreign publishers
36 local government agencies
3 foreign government agencies
Australia, Brunei, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Laos, Philippines, Turkey, UK, USA, Vietnam
No. of Booths: 665
No. of Visitors: 1.5 million visitors
Past Visitors' Record:
KLIBF 2006 - 700,000 visitors
KLIBF 2007 - 1,000,000 visitors
KLIBF 2008 - 2,200,000 visitors