The National Book Council (NBC) is proud to announce the dates of the Malta Book Festival 2020, which is going to be held between Wednesday 11 and Sunday 15 November at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta. Applications for exhibitors wishing to participate in this edition of the Malta Book Festival are now open.

The application is open to all publishers, book distributors, bookshops and book agencies. NGOs and public entities, whose field of activity involves the publication of literary material or the promotion of literature, are also eligible to apply.

Interested participants are urged to apply early and submit, along with their application, a detailed list of the events they would like to set up as part of the cultural programme of the Festival. They are respectfully reminded that early applications may be given preference in the programme of events.

The MBF 2020 Application Form, with updated rules, regulations and provisions, can be downloaded here. Please make sure you peruse all terms and conditions before you apply.

While preparations for the Malta Book Festival 2020 are well underway, the National Book Council is aware that plans may have to be altered should the authorities instruct to avoid public gatherings. Follow our website and Facebook page for updates.

Should you have any queries regarding eligibility for participation please feel free to contact Matthew Borg ( or Andrew Ricca ( 

Applications should be duly filled in and sent as an email attachment to Michael Mercieca ( and by post at the address that appears below, by not later than Friday 14 August 2020 at noon (12 pm).

Malta Book Festival 2020, National Book Council, Central Public Library, Prof. J. Mangion Street, Floriana, FRN 1800, MALTA.



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