We’ve gathered a selection of photos highlighting the 31st edition of the Taipei International Book Fair, which concluded its six-day run on February 5. All photos by Teri Tan.

A floating astronaut with an open book was the key visual for this year’s TIBE, representing the theme of “The Multiverse of Reading.”

Schoolchildren queueing up to enter the exhibition hall.

An aerial view of the exhibit hall.

Poland, the guest of honor at this year’s TIBE, had a pavilion designed in signature red (as in its flag) with metal stands decorated with folk patterns.

Organized by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the Captains of Illustration exhibit represented works by Polish contemporary artists and illustrators.

The Ho Hi Yan exhibit, a hexadecagon space finished with Taiwan cedar, featured 16 unique marine animals, including the humpback whale, nautilus, flying fish, jellyfish, and horseshoe crab.

With TIBE being a trade fair, many local publishers and retailers offered deep discounts and book bundles to attract visitors.

The booth of CommonWealth Education Media and Publishing Ltd. was popular with children, parents, and educators.

Kids gathered around the Reiko Hiroshima shelf to read her Mysterious Candy Store titles and view a new special edition with the cover featuring Taiwanese snacks.

Young parents checking out new educational and edutainment products for their kids.

This unusual booth from the associations of indie publishers and booksellers displayed a construction site and half-built areas to symbolize the rebuilding of the industry post-pandemic.

An installation based on Cho Pei-hsin’s picture book El Pescador y su Alma, which won the 11th International Bologna Children’s Book Fair–Fundacion SM Award, at the Linking Publishing Company booth. Linking recently published the Taiwan edition of the picture book.

Author Xie Hong-wen talking about tips and tricks for writing for children.

Parents and children checking out titles on social and emotional learning, which has been a popular topic in Taiwan in recent years.