What we will see this year at the Limassol International Book Fair

Larger, renewed, with many names from the international, Greek and Cypriot book production, the second Limassol International Book Fair returns

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Larger, renewed, with many names from the international, Greek and Cypriot book production, the second Limassol International Book Fair returns. After its first successful appearance, the Exhibition is presented on November 17, 18 and 19 in Charoupomylou Lanitis, with a rich three-day program, full of discussions, business meetings, book presentations, tributes and other activities.

The Exhibition begins its work with the all-day professional conference on November 17th which is aimed at industry professionals from Cyprus, Europe and the Middle East.

On November 18 and 19, the General Exhibition will follow, which will be open to the public, who will have the opportunity to discover new and old book titles from more than 80 exhibitors and at the same time enjoy a packed program with over 100 authors and creators in 4 scenes. Acclaimed writers and speakers from Greece, Cyprus, France, Austria, Switzerland, Israel and Russia will be on stage in more than 90 events, aimed at adults, children and teenagers.

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Details of the program in the Central and Children's and Youth Stages:

main stage

SATURDAY 18 / 11

10:00 - 11:00

On Stage: Yiannis Kalpouzos talks to Christos Michalaros

11:00 - 12:00

Conférence: “CHYPRE FACE AUX PIRATES ET CORSAIRES, DE L'ANTIQUITÉ AUX TEMPS MODERNES” | ALAIN BLONDY, historian- asst. Professor Sorbonne (with interpretation in Greek)

12:00 - 13:00

Writers' meetings: Nena Filousi / Maria A. Ioannou

14:00 - 15:00

"Versopolis in Cyprus 2023" - Organized by Ideogramma, Cyprus

Hosting: Cornelia Hülmbauer – Austria, Sascha Garzetti – Switzerland | In conversation with the Versopolis poets (in English): Constantinos Papageorgiou, Alexandros Chronides | Readings in German, Greek and English Book signing

15:00 - 16:00

The Cyprus Publications Registration Center (ISBN, ISSN, ISMN) and its relationship with the Cypriot publishing activity | Elena Themistokleous, Ioanna Iliadis, Stella Panagiotou

16:00 - 17:00

Writing and the paradox: The writer and Associate Professor of Comparative Literature Antonis Balasopoulos talks to the prose writers Yiannis Palavos and Maria A. Ioannou

17:00 - 18:00

JukeBooks: The largest subscription platform of Greek Audiobooks is introduced to the public of Cyprus The actor and storyteller at Jukebooks Dimitris Lalos talks with the General Manager of Jukebooks Giorgos Putos. It is coordinated by Michalis Kalamaras, Publications Consultant

18:00 - 19:00

"140 years since the birth of Nikos Kazantzakis. The Perpetual Ascent" A discussion on the timelessness of Nikos Kazantzakis and on the perpetual ascent of man | Konstantinos Papadopoulos, Editor Dioptra, Pantelis Voutouris, Professor Univ. Cyprus Marinos Pourgouris, Asst. Professor Univ. Cyprus | It is moderated by Christos Michalaros

19:00 - 20:00

One-act play: ASKITIKI with the actor-director Vassilis Vassilakis in collaboration with the Rialto Theater

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SUNDAY 19 / 11


// Which one is in your Limassol? Participatory discussion on Limassol of the next decade with Eleana Alexandrou and Marina Kakoulli from the Limassol 2030 team on the way to claim the title of European Capital of Culture.

11:00 - 12:00

Popular Science: The Phenomenon, Books, and Modern Pitfalls | Giorgos Apidianakis, Professor Univ. Cyprus Spyros Sfendourakis, Professor Univ. Cyprus, Maria Andrikopoulou, writer. It is moderated by Christos Michalaros

12:00 - 13:00

The Book in the Age of ChatGPT: Artificial Intelligence, Writing and Publishing | Spyros Armostis, Lecturer Univ. Cyprus, Michalis Sirivianos, Dean of Engineering Department TEPAK, Stella Voskaridou, writer Argyris Kastaniotis, publisher. It is coordinated by Michalis Kalamaras, Publications Consultant

13:00 - 14:00

"Book trends. What do our contemporaries want to read and what they want to write about”? – Galina Yuzefovich | "Book trends. What do our contemporaries want to read - and what do they want to write about? – Гали́на Леони́довна Юзефо́вич

15:00 - 16:00

Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Modernism on Film: How David Lynch's Cinema Borrows the Narrative Features of the Work of Franz Kafka, James Joyce, and William Faulkner. Presented by researcher, digital artist Christos Panagiotou | Organisation: Limassol Film Club

16:00 - 17:00

On stage: Eftychia Giannaki talks to Stavros Christodoulou about the crime novel

17:00 - 18:00

On stage: Nasia Dionysiou and Constantia Sotiriou talk to Iliana Koulafeti

18:00 - 19:00

"What I say, I become": The poetry of Ilias Konstantinos then and today | Tribute to Hlias Konstantinou | Stavros Karagianni, Avgi Lilli, Costas Makridis

19:00 - 20:00

A literary-musical meeting of the writer Kostas Vrachnos with the songwriter Themos Skandamis | Organisation: Center for Speech and Arts Technodromi


SATURDAY 18 / 11


Read ABC book about emotions with the Russian writer Eugenia Ershova and create a room decoration with ABC flags for kids 4+ | Organized by KOMPOT

11:30 - 12:15

Flo on the road, Elena Artzanidou, Psychogios Publications

12:15 - 13:00

The magic blue glasses take us on a journey through the ports of Cyprus, Melina Iliopoulou & Studded Betrayal (Christina Dimitras), Anniversary Edition 50 years Cyprus Ports Authority

13:00 - 15:00

Multicultural Corner: Stories and games from Goethe – Institut Zypern, École Franco-Cypriote de Limassol, Private Kindergarten 1, 2 , 3 Soleil, The Island Private School Multicultural Corner: Read-aloud stories in German, French, English, Polish, Chinese , Russian


Mrs. Sintore and the musical spelling, Maria Kariotaki, Itanos Publications

16:00 - 16:45

Oh, I blushed!, Christina Apostolidis, Minoas Publications

16:45 - 17:30

Something stinks in Pitsou, Pitsibuinoi series, Eftychia Giannaki, Ikaros Publications

17:30 - 18:15

BOOK QUIZ on the occasion of the books of the 1st BOOK marathon. Meet the authors or other contributors of the books and reward the children

18:15 - 19:00

The year when everything turned grey, Nicoleta Kapilla, Kedros Publications

19:00 - 21:00

Stories in frames. From Comics to Graphic Novels? 19:00 – 19:45 We talk with Nikos Argyris, publisher of Ikaros publishing house, Yannis Palavos, writer, Louiza Mallouri, educator, Stella Stergiou, illustrator. Coordinated by Despina Liarakou, educator - writer 19:45-21:00 Workshops: Storyboard with illustrator Studded Betrayal (Christina Dimitras). Introduction to Cartooning and its use as a tool for joy and education with Professor Sotos Voskaridis

19:30 - 20:00

Multicultural Corner: Four Seasons and a Dream, Haiku for Children, Stella Tsigou, Technodromion Publications

20:00 - 20:30

Nasreddin Hodzas, The Laughter of Microsia, Stelios Pelasgos, Proti Yli Publications | Organisation: Proti Yli Publications with the support of the Cyprus Asia Minor Association

-At the Exhibition there will be 2 more stages, the Open Stage and the Queen Eleanor Stage, in which seminars, speeches and book presentations will be held.

-See the entire Fair agenda here: https://www.limassolbookfair.com/el/agenda2023

Rendezvous at Lanitis Carob Mills. For a weekend full of inspiration and books.


November 17 - Professional Conference (open to industry professionals)

November 18-19 – General Exhibition (open to the public)

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