All Kerala Painting Competitons – 4th December 2022

'Celebrating 25 years of Word Power'

25th Kochi International Book Festival

10th to 19th December ‘ The largest Book Fair in Kerala’

6th Kochi Literature Festival

15th to 18th December 2022

'A tribute to those who imagine immensities’


'A Tribute To Those Who Imagine Immensities'

'Celebrating 25 Years Of Word Power'

‘Beneath the silvery thatch’

The Kochi International Book Festival celebrates its Silver Anniversary, 25 years of efforts and accomplishments. A spotlight on books and writers around the world, the 25th edition of Bookfest, will  be held from  December  10_ 19, 2022, at our usual venue, the Ernakulathappan Grounds, Kochi.

We started with a few, in 1997,  and  now we are many, in terms of numbers, talents and creativity, emerging as the largest Bookfest in Kerala and also the biggest in the country organized by a nonprofit charity, created to promote reading and encourage writing. Over the years, the Bookfest venue has moved into an annual pilgrimage site for bibliophiles, publishers and  book sellers.

Since we began the  Kochi Literature Festival in 2016,   held simultaneously with the Bookfest,  literally hundreds  of national and international, iconic and debut authors have graced our stages and hundreds of thousands of people have experienced vibrant and spirited discussions with writers.

Book Fair Dates                       : 10-19 December 2022
Kochi Literature Festival       :   15-18 December 2022
Venue                                          :  Ernakulathappan Grounds, Kochi, Kerala
Exhibition Timings                  :  10.00 AM to 08.00 PM


The 25th Kochi International Book Festival (KIBF) will be held from 10th to 19th December,2022, at Ernakulathappan Grounds, Kochi. One of india's premier book festivals and the largest in Kerala, KIBF connects readers of diverse ages and backgrounds with local, national and international authors, publishers, and booksellers. The 6th Kochi Literature Festival 2022, to be held simultaneously, at the Book festival venue, will feature debates on current issues, presenting the literary greats alongside debut writers, hosting artists, politicians, historians, journalists, poets, scientists and a vibrant program of cultural events for our younger audiences.


dedicated to promoting the joy of reading and the rich culture surrounding it.

Festival of Books

KBF is the largest book festival in KERALA. It is a goodwill effort to help generate a deeper love and appreciation of books .

Whats New?

We’re actively working on each bookfest year after year and want to keep you informed throughout this process.


For exhibitors, KIBF is the perfect platform for interacting with their audience, demonstrate their products, build brand awareness and most importantly.


"Books are the soulmates of an individual . Kochi Bookfest is bringing them together"

Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri

Jnanpith Laureate
“Having attended several International Book Fairs, I find that the Kochi Book Festival stand out Kerala seems to never go short of books”

Dr.Oscar Pujol

Spanish author and Director of Cervantes Institute, New Delhi.

Dr.Sukumar Azhikode

Eminent Writer, Critic
“Kochi Bookfest is like an annual pilgrimage, performed by thousands with devotion and zeal, every December.”


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