Colombo International Book Fair 2022 begins September 16 at the BMICH

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Colombo International Book Fair CIBF Sri Lanka BMICH
Colombo International Book Fair CIBF Sri Lanka BMICH

The Colombo International Book Fair 2022, organized by the Sri Lanka Book Publishers Association for the 24th consecutive year, begins on September 16 Friday at the BMICH, Colombo. The books exhibition will run till September 25 Sunday, from 9 am to 7 pm every day. Organizers have arranged special health and COVID19 safety measures.

2020 Colombo International Book Fair on September at BMICH

This is a good news for book lovers. Colombo International Book Fair CIBF 2022 begins at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) from the September 16th Friday to the 25th Sunday. CIBF is considered as the Sri Lanka’s largest book Exhibition.

When is Colombo Book Fair begin?

Here is a great chance for Pre-schools, school students, university students and higher education students to buy Books, Magazines and Stationery at special discounts. The Colombo international Book fair 2022 will be held from September 16 to 25th at 9.00 am to 7.00 pm.

Colombo International Book Fair 2022 – Largest Books Exhibition in Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka Book Publishers Association is organizing the fair for the 24th year. Book Publishers Association says there will be about 400 stalls both local and foreign. Around 150 publishing companies will participate in the fair this year. Entrance is free for schoolchildren, university students, members of the clergy and armed forces personnel (in uniform). Others charge a fee of Rs.20 or Rs. 50. Fee is not yet finalized.

CIBF is the largest book exhibition in Sri Lanka and event held annually drawing crowds from all parts of the island.

Special Discounts


The Book Fair will see publishers, importers and retailers of books in English, Sinhala and Tamil as well as stationery, offering their products at various discounts. Pre-schools, Schools and universities can get special discounts. Also discounts ranging from 5% to 70% grants at the event and lot of Bargain Books available at the exhibition. The fair starts at 9.00 am and end 7.00 pm.

Large Crowd
Last year Book Fair (CIBF) visited by a million customers during the nine days period. Due to coronavirus, there will be special health and safety regulations.

Therefore large crowd will be visiting day time, Hence if you want select books freely recommended visit at night. Special shuttle bus service has arranged from Bambalapitiya to Borella. Because of the possible traffic, Police to launch special Traffic plan. In addition Police provides special parking plan near BMICH till September 25.

CIBF #CIBF2022 will be this year hashtag for social media.

Colombo International Book Fair CIBF Sri Lanka BMICH
CIBF Colombo International Book Fair CIBF Sri Lanka BMICH

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