Melbourne Greek Book Fair at the Greek Centre this weekend

Book Fair Melbourne

The Greek Community of Melbourne, the Greek-Australian Cultural League, and the Hellenic Writers’ Association of Australia, are organising the Greek Book Fair 2022, on 26 – 27 November 2022, 11 am-5 pm, at the Greek Center (Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne).

Dozens of authors, publications and bookshops participate in the book fair in Melbourne.

The official opening of which will take place at 12pm by Dr. Antonis Piperoglou, lecturer at the University of Melbourne, while a greeting will be addressed by the Consul General of Greece in Melbourne Mr. Emmanuel Kakavelakis.

As the author and artist Stavros Messinis, representative of the Greek Community of Melbourne, told us, the exhibition is an initiative of the Community and is organized in collaboration with the Melbourne Cultural Association and the Association of Greek Writers and Writers of Australia. Speaking to SBS Greek, referring to the response of the authors of the community “and we were able to host thirty-seven”, stressing that “the cost of the exhibition is covered by the Greek Community of Melbourne without any charge to the participants”. He expressed satisfaction as the exhibition went beyond the limits of the Greek community and Victoria and attracted the interest of people of the book from other states and authors who may not be well known in the Greek community

During the exhibition there will be events, discussions with authors, book presentations as well as book awards by the Cultural Association.

“We invite the symparoikists to visit the exhibition on the weekend 26 and 27 and support the local authors by buying books for Christmas gifts,” said Mr. Messinis.

The authors launching new works are Petro Alexiou, Stavros Messinis, Eleni Elefterias, Varvara Athanasiou-Ioannou, George Petrou OAM, Betty Coracas and Stella Sorotou.

Authors available for Q&A’s, book signings and presentations are Billy Cotsis, Niki Farfara-Pashos, Ourania Papageorgiou, Perry Papageorgiou, Jim Claven, John Martino, Betty Coracas, George Petrou, Koraly Dimitriadis, Helen Zervopoulos, Eleni Elefterias, Angela Costi, Vivian Pagourelias – Vassiliadis and Marjorie Morrissey.

As this is a vendor-based event it is up to individual exhibitors as to how they will accept payments.

When: 26-27 November 2022, 11am – 6pm

Where: The Greek Centre, Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC