Jozi Book Fair

Published On
April 16, 2023
Original Date

Jozi Book Fair

Book Festival

Johannesburg, South Africa
Email: 011 336 9190


The Jozi Book Fair addresses the weak culture of reading and writing in all South Africa’s languages that reflect the legacies of apartheid and continuing social inequality in this country. The Jozi Book Fair (JBF) creates readers and writers in all South Africa’s languages, to promote mother tongue and to use all art forms to encourage people of all ages to read the word and the world and to exercise their social agency.

Our distinctive typeface, Format-1452, was designed by Frank Adebiaye, a French-Beninese type designer and founder of the experimental Velvetyne Type Foundry.