This delightful event connects those who make books with those who read them, bringing together publishers, writers, scholars, artists, editors, and readers with the purpose of sharing knowledge and information.
In 1995, the SIBF was upgraded from a national to an international book fair. Since then, it has expanded into the fields of cultural diplomacy and trade, promoting Korean books in other countries and promoting other countries’ books in Korea. As Korea continues to see cultural, artistic, and academic growth, the SIBF has become established as one of the world’s leading book fairs and one of the best-known book fairs in Asia.
The SIBF also organizes Korean Pavilion and “Guest of Honor” events at international book fairs such as Taipei International Book Exhibition and FILBo(́International Book Fair of Bogota). It promotes exchange by bringing the world to Seoul and introducing Korean books and culture to the world.