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Chennai International Book Fair is organized by


The Tamil Nadu Textbook and
Educational Services Corporation

The Book sellers and Publishers
Association of South India

Launching CIBF

The Chennai Book Fair, which has been running successfully for the past 45 years, is getting a major upgrade: it is going global! With a comprehensive international package of events and spaces such as a rights fair, guest of honour programmes, a publishing industry conference, and others. One of Asia's largest language publishing markets invites you to participate in the show. Add the Chennai International Book Fair to your calendar for 16 - 18 January 2023

International Programs

Why go to the event?

Well, Chennai is the main gateway to the rest of South India, and Tamil Nadu is one of India's most prosperous states. In addition to the countries of India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Malaysia, where 80 million Tamils live, there is a sizable and vibrant Tamil expatriate community that runs all the way from Alaska to Australia. Welcome to the Tamil book market!.

Apply for translation grants

Win grants

The Government of Tamil Nadu launches its global translation grants program during CIBF. International participants in the rights fair or other CIBF programmes will be eligible for grants totaling over USD 300,000. Register on this site to access the rights catalogue and apply for the grants.

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Chennai International Book Fair 2023