Renewed Turku Book Fair, October 4th to 6th
– Next autumn’s fair themes will be theatre, the cultural impacts of climate change and literacy


Turku Book Fair’s themes will be updated – in the future the fair themes will include not just literature but also other art forms.

“Already next autumn, we will start a series of cross-disciplinary main themes, which are intended to broaden the concept of literature as an art form – to highlight its naturally cross-disciplinary dimensions and to serve an audience that consumes a broad spectrum of culture. First in line is theatre, the art form that is probably closest to literature,” says the Turku Book Fair’s Programme Manager Jenni Haukio.

“We have been delighted with how the theme has been received. Among the theatres that have signed up are the Finnish National Theatre and Turku City Theatre,” says Haukio.

International authors will still be in attendance at the Turku Book Fair. The fair will also feature stands for different countries. Close collaboration with publishers will continue and visitors will get a chance to meet literary and cultural guests.

Haukio has selected as this year’s topical themes the cultural impacts of climate change and literacy and its advancement.

The main partner for the cultural impacts of climate change theme is Sitra and other partners include the Finland Futures Research Centre.

Participants in the book fair also include the literacy advocacy organisation Lukuliike, Lastenkirjaininstituutti, which promotes reading and literature for children, and the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK with its Operaatio Ankka literacy campaign.

Opening hours

  • Friday, 4th October: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Saturday, 5th October: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Sunday, 6th October: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.


  • Adults €16 *
  • Multiple day ticket €25 *
  • Children (7–15 years) €5 *
  • Family ticket €34 (two adults and 7–15-year-old children)
  • Pensioners €13 *
  • Students €13 *
  • Groups €10 (min. 10 paying visitors/group)
  • Parking €6
  • Cloak room €2,50

Buy tickets online (Finnish only)

Order your tickets conveniently in advance online.

*A discount of €3/ticket for tickets bought by 4th October 2018. The discount applies to one-day adult, children, pensioner and student tickets bought in advance.

Two students for one ticket, only from webshop!

For over 26 years already, the Turku Book Fair has been an attractive meeting place for all friends of literature and books. The event brings together approximately 650 performers, about 400 performances, hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors.

The fair also offers dozens of interesting discussions on topical themes and truly unique encounters with authors. There are numerous publishing houses present as well as the leading organisations and operators in the field. The Turku Book Fair is a cosy meeting place for the book industry with a chance to do business, too!

You can reach the fair area conveniently with the fair bus number 100. During the fair, the bus will run at approximately 10-minute intervals starting from 9 a.m. More detailed information from the bus company.

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Contact details:

Turku Fair Center Ltd, tel. +358 (0)2 337 111
Tiina Heiskari, + 358 50 487 2015,
Jenni Haukio,
Leena Uutela,  + 358 44 722 2503,