The annual Hebrew Book Week will be taking place from 15 – 25 June. In Tel Aviv, you can find the book fair on Rabin Square. In front of the municipality building. The location in Jerusalem will be the Old Train Station near Derech Hebron Street.
Most books are in Hebrew but there is also a small variety of English literature. Talking about myself: I am only interested in religious books. Chassidic history etc. And this is the reason why I only buy from one exhibitor: The Zalman Shazar Institute. At least some of their books are really great.
Ebooks are not that popular in Israel. Maybe because Amazon doesn’t offer any Hebrew books on the Kindle. Some people told me that Israelis still prefer to hold a book in their hands. Especially when it comes to children and teenagers.
The International Book Fair taking place every two years is losing more and more customers. The Hebrew Book Week, however, is always packed.
Here are a few impressions from last year: