The 36th IBBY International Congress

East meets West around Children’s Books and Fairy Tales

Athens, Greece

30 August-1 September 2018


It is with great pleasure that we announce that the 2018 IBBY World Congress will take place in Athens, Greece from 30 August to 1 September 2018. The Congress will be organized by IBBY Greece and be held in conjunction with the festivities surrounding the celebration of Athens as the UNESCO World Book Capital for 2018.

The theme of East meets West around Children’s Books and Fairy Tales reflects the work already accomplished by IBBY Turkey and now it goes forward as the very appropriate theme for IBBY Greece to organize and execute another excellent IBBY World Congress.

We would like to assure all members of IBBY Greece that the IBBY worldwide network will support them in every way it can. News and all developments will be announced and shared as far and wide as possible.

Our most heartfelt thanks go to IBBY Turkey and IBBY Greece. Sincere thanks to the Mayor of Athens and the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau for their welcome support.

Basel, 1 May 2017


Smiling Stories go to school


An initiative  of the Greek IBBY National Section - Circle of the Greek Children’s Book, in support of Greek primary schools.
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The Circle of the Greek Children’s Book (The Circle), a non-profit, non-governmental association, is the Greek Section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). 


Circle membership includes authors and illustrators, educators, publishers, librarians, book critics, researchers, social workers, and other personalities with a genuine interest in books for children.