The 26th edition of the Taipei International Book Exhibition, which ran from February 6 to 11, brought together a total of 684 exhibitors—up from last year’s 621—from 60 countries. The six-day annual event featured Israel as the guest of honor and “Power in Reading” as the theme. We’ve gathered a selection of photo highlights from the fair. All photos by Teri Tan.
A view of Exhibition Hall 1 from above.
An installation of a large book with the first two letters of the Hebrew alphabet carved into its pages, marking Israel’s turn as the guest of honor at this year’s TIBE.
Unseasonable cold snaps had visitors and exhibitors alike bundling up for the first three days of the fair.
The largest pavilion at TIBE belonged to Japan, whose heavy influence on the Taiwanese market is undeniable.
A cross-straits panel discussion featured authors from the Chinese-language speaking regions of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
A girl engrossed in her picture book at the Hsin Yi Foundation booth. Hsin Yi was the earliest publisher to promote early childhood education and reading, and the first to introduce Eric Carle and Hervé Tullet to the market.
The National Geographic booth featured a polar bear.
One of the activities for children in Hall 3.
A boy hid in a corner to read his book.
An elaborately decorated entrance enticed visitors to drop by the Bookman booth. Bookman translates and distributes Scholastic titles in Taiwan; its sister company, B.K. Norton, is a commissioning agent for about 40 overseas publishers, mostly American presses.
Children listened to the rules before commencing a card game.
Globes of all shapes and sizes from Taiwanese company Neoclassical Artistry Globe.
Kids browsed the titles in Hall 3.