What is ZIBF?

ZIBF is Africa's premier book and publishing trade fair, showcasing the largest and most diverse annual exhibition of books, magazines, journals, CDs, DVDs as well as printing and publishing technology on the continent.

We are a non-profit making association of professionals from the literary community within and outside Zimbabwe. The General Council sets policy guidelines for the Executive Board which oversees the activities of the secretariat that is responsible for the day-to-day running of the ZIBFA. Advisors selected from different areas of expertise are called in from time to time to assist in enhancing program options. With its headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe, ZIBFA in the past had representative offices which were closed due to financial challenges encountered by the organisation. It is our intention to open International Agents Offices in the UK, India, Ghana and Kenya as and when resources allow.


To be the most viable market place for books and information on and about Africa and the ultimate meeting place of the literary cultures of the North and South.

Mission Statement

To create a marketplace for the exhibition and promotion of books, periodicals and publishing technologies while facilitating intra-African and international trade in these and to provide a meeting place for the exchange of ideas and information for all stakeholders in the literary industry.