The 2023 Greek Book Fair at the Greek Centre

The 2023 Greek Book Fair is approaching, taking place at the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture, on the weekend 25-26 November (11am-5pm).

The Greek Book Fair is organized by the Greek Community of Melbourne, in collaboration of the Greek-Australian Cultural League, and the Hellenic Writers Association of Australia.

The aim of the Greek Book Fair is to allow Greek-Australian writers, bookshops, and publishers to present, promote and sell their books. The program includes casual talks, book launches, book signings, literature awards and more.

Free and open to the public, the Greek Book Fair will feature over thirty (30) exhibitors including authors, publishers, bookshops, and organisations.

The official opening of the Greek Book Fair by Prof Nikos Papastergiadis and the Consul General Emmanuel Kakavelakis, will take place on Saturday 25 November at 11.30 am.

Come along on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November and pick up the perfect gift for Christmas!

When: 25-26 November 2023

Opening Hours: 11am – 5pm

Where: The Greek Centre (Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne)

Entry: FREE


The program of the 2023 Greek Book Fair includes:

Book launches

  • Jim Claven
  • Korally Dimitriadis
  • Ioannis Sidiropoulos
  • Stella Sorotou

Meet the Author

  • Konstantinos Kalymnios
  • Syrmo Kapoutsi
  • John Martino
  • Billy Cotsis
  • Karen Martin
  • George Athanasiou
  • Monica Athanasiou
  • Danae Konidaris
  • Varvara Athanasiou-Ioannou
  • Olympia Panagiotopoulos
  • Erma Vasiliou
  • Jorge Sotirios

Literary Competition Awards

On Saturday 25 November, the Greek-Australian Cultural League will announce the winners of the GACL Literary Competition awards.

Book signings

Book signings will take place during the weekend.


  • GCM Bookshop
  • Christos Linou – Linou Press
  • Kostas Kalymnios
  • Jim Claven
  • Ekaterini Tsitouridis
  • Kiri Tsitouridis
  • Stella Sorotou
  • Christos Nicholas Fifis
  • Hellenic Writer’s Association of Australia
  • Michael Yiannoudes
  • Olympia Panagiotopoulos
  • Dr. John A. Martino
  • Vivian Vass
  • Jillia Symons – Language International Bookshop
  • Varvara Athanasiou-Ioannou
  • Syrmo Kapoutsi
  • Danae Konidaris
  • Greek Australian Cultural League
  • Marianne Kontossis – i2kids
  • George Athanasiou
  • Monika Athanasiou
  • Stavros Messinis – M-ART Books
  • Dimitris Troaditis
  • Koraly Dimitriadis
  • Athena Connock
  • Karen Martin – KazJoyPress
  • Kathryn Gauci
  • Ioannis Sidiropoulos
  • Erma Vasiliou
  • Socrates Tsourdalakis
  • Ella Mittas
  • Nick Trakakis


Day Time
Saturday 11.00 am START
11.30 – 12.00 BOOK FAIR OFFICIAL OPENING Prof. Nikos Papastergiadis and Consul General Emmanuel Kakavelakis
12.30 – 12.40 Meet the Author Konstantinos Kalymnios
13.00 – 13.15 Meet the Author Syrmo Kapoutsi
13.30 – 13.45 BOOK LAUNCH Jim Claven
13.45 – 13.55 Meet the Author John Martino
13.55 – 14.05 Meet the Author Billy Cotsis
14.15 – 14.25 Meet the Author Karen Martin
15.30 – 15.45 BOOK LAUNCH Korally Dimitriadis
16.30 – 17.00 GACL Literary Competition Awards Cathy Alexopoulos
17.00 – 18.00 END
Sunday 11.00am START
11.45 – 12.00 BOOK LAUNCH Ioannis Sidiropoulos
13.00 – 13.10 Meet the Author George & Monica Athanasiou
13.15 – 13.25 Meet the author Danae Konidaris
13.30 – 13.40 Meet the Author Varvara Athanasiou-Ioannou
14.00 – 14.15 BOOK LAUNCH Stella Sorotou
14.20 – 14.30 Meet the Author Olympia Panagiotopoulos
14.30 – 14.45 Meet the Author ErmaVasiliou
14.45 – 14.55 Meet the Author Jorge Sotirios


Parents: please be aware aisles may get crowded and it may be difficult to navigate with a stroller. Take note that we do not censor or label our exhibitors’ work or our programming, and you may not consider some content suitable for children – please use your best judgment.


Support our writers, publishers, and bookshops. The GrBF and all its programs are free to enter but it is a vendor-based event. We run on love, but our authors live off sales.

It is up to individual exhibitors as to how they will accept payments, but most will be able to accept credit and debit cards via mobile payment technology. If paying cash, ATMs are plentiful near the Greek Centre, but please try to come prepared with small bills.

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