South African Book Fair 2017

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National Book Week (NBW) is the most recognized brand for reading promotion initiatives in the country, based on extensive market research into book reading in 2016*. Its primary aim is to promote reading to new, underserved markets.

The South African Book Fair (SABF) will now be incorporated into NBW, leading to the most comprehensive growth intervention for books and reading in the country. National Book Week now brings together the market, creator, producer, the known, unknown, rural, urban – all together in one week solely dedicated to books!

Join us on this journey, as together we give expression to what the book means in South Africa.

*Survey results to be released early in 2017


Elitha van der Sandt – on behalf of the SABDC