The Helsinki Book Fair is the most important and anticipated cultural event of the year for Finnish literature lovers and book industry professionals. It is an important meeting place where the most important issues and phenomena of our time are discussed in the context of literature. It brings together the brightest stars of Finnish literature and the most promising new talents.

The Helsinki Book Fair promotes reading, the appreciation of literature and book sales in Finland.

Products and services at the event

The Helsinki Book Fair also features a large online bookshop.

Nearly 100 publishers and bookshops participate online at the Helsinki Book Fair. Businesses will be able to share their programmes and make book offers at the event. Businesses are eager to join and good book offers are coming in.

The themes and the programme can be found on the fair website and in the fair magazine.

From Estonia, Mart Sander (28.10 kl 15:30), Valdur Mikita (28.10 kl 19:00), Leelo Tungal (29.10 kl 14:00), Tõnu Õnnepalu (29.10 kl 18:30) will participate in discussions and interviews,

There will also be a talk about Karl Ristikivi (Night of the Souls), Mikko Virta will present his book about Estonian nature (LUONTORETKELLE VIROON - 30 KIEHTOVAA KOHDETTA).

The Estonian Publishers' Association will be present, stand 6a70.

Target groups

Book lovers, writers, artists, publishers and other professionals in the field.

For visitors

The fair is open
Mon-Fri 10:00-20:00; Fri 10:00-18:00

Admission at the Helsinki Exhibition Centre 23 €., children 7-15, students, seniors 15 €.

Profexpo offers discounted fair passes for 15 €. Tickets are printed and can be obtained from the office at Ahtri 12-209 in Tallinn.

The Wine and Food Fair takes place at the same time as the Book Fair. You can enter the fair with the same ticket.

Transport to the exhibition centre

The Fair Centre is located about 3 km from the centre of Helsinki in the Pasila district. Trams 7 and 9 take you there. By train, there is a stop in Pasila (journey time 5 min). From the West Harbour you can get to the fair directly, without changing trams, by tram number 7. Journey time approx. 45 min. A taxi from the West Harbour to the exhibition centre costs about €35.

Event website