Application to the 29th International Book Festival Budapest

The International Book Festival Budapest – now held for the 29th time – will happen between September 26 and 29 2024, for which you are invited to apply.

The guest of honour author at this year's Book Festival is Jón Kalman Stefánsson, who will receive the Budapest Grand Prize from the Mayor of Budapest. Stefánsson is one of the most significant contemporary figures in Icelandic literature with global literary acclaim, whose novel The Fish Have No Feet received the French Prix du livre étranger for the best foreign-language book of the year in 2022. As country of honour, the literature of the French Republic will be in the focus of the Festival this year.

You can register for the Book Festival by filling out the form below.

Registration for the 29th International Book Festival Budapest


The deadline for the applcation is May 17, 2024.

After the registration period, we prepare the detailed map of the area and send the applicants our offer for the placement at the Festival venue. Following feedback from the exhibitors and eventual modifications, the first stage of the application ends with the invoicing. We will send the application form for the program rooms and book signings to the exhibitors in July.


Rental prices
Fully equipped stand, ground floor Empty area, ground floor
Building B (Great Hall), Building D (Glass Hall) Building B (Great Hall), Building D (Glass Hall)
Rental price: €260/m² Rental price: €215/m²
Fully equipped stand, upstairs Empty area, upstairs
Building B (Great Hall) - upstairs Building B (Great Hall) - upstairs
Rental price: €170/m² Rental price: €140/m²
Equipped outdoor pavilion The empty stand area does not contain any shelves or walls.
Rental price: €225/m²
Prices do not include VAT


Technical details

The 6 m2 stands contain the following technical equipment: carpet, walls, bookshelves, counter with lock, 1 table, 2 chairs, 2 lamps, 1 plug/power point. The technical content of the 12 m2 stands is the same as in case of the 6 m2 stands, with the difference that there are 4 lamps, 2 tables and 4 chairs on the stand. The size of the external pavilions is uniformly 6 m² and they are equipped with 1 plug/power point, storage shelves, counter, linen canopy and 2 chairs. 

If you have any questions or need more information about the event, please send us an e-mail to info__at__bookfestival__dot__hu.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Budapest!