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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
25–28 May 2023

Discover and purchase the latest in children’s literature at the AFCC Book Fair!

This year, there will be 10 exhibitors showcasing a wide selection of multilingual children’s and young adult titles from local and international publishers. There will also be book launches, author signings, and other public activities at the book fair.

Festival Book Store: Closetful of Books

Closetful of Books is a specialist children’s bookseller started by Denise Tan and Kelvin Ng. They grew up accompanied by magical stories, and continue to believe in the power of reading for pleasure. Closetful of Books also visits schools with a vast and specially-curated selection of picture books, novels, non-fiction titles and graphic novels, and extends library consultancy services to schools.

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Bayard Presse Asia Singapore

Bayard Presse is an international publisher of educational children’s magazines with over 150 years of history. We aim to help fulfil parents’ desires to share human values with their children. Our publications offer opportunities to nurture creativity and independent thinking, all the while weaving parents and caregivers into the lifelong journey of learning.

Children's Book Illustration and Design Course (KIBA ITB) - Bandung Institute of Technology 

Children’s Book Design and Illustration Course (KIBA) is programme under the Bandung Institute of Technology Visual and Communication Design’s programme. The course helps students to create children’s picture books from scratch. We have collaborated with international organizations such as The Asia Foundation and Room to Read as well as local publishers. Through this collaboration, we are aiming to produce high quality children books both locally and globally.

Epigram Books 

Epigram’s publishing arm Epigram Books was started in 2011 to champion Singaporean literature. Currently, it has over 300 titles, with several of them winning awards. They include The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye (winner of 3 Eisner Awards); State of Emergency and Ministry of Moral Panic (Singapore Literature Prize); The Gatekeeper (Singapore Book Awards); and The Rock and the Bird and Where’s Grandma? (Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Awards). Epigram also runs the annual Epigram Books Fiction Prize, which offers $25,000 and a publishing contract to the winner. 

Jsim Education

Jsim Education Pte Ltd is a publisher of BBC EARTH MAGAZINE ASIA EDITION as well as a leading books and magazines distributor that strives to help readers cultivate a lifetime reading habits through orginising, reading, and writing programmes for schools and education centres.

Maha Yu Yi

Maha Yu Yi Pte Ltd is a family-run business established in 1969. It has a lovely Chinese children’s bookstore for 0-12 years old, and a traditional Chinese bookstore for teenagers & adults. It also sources books for the National Library, tertiary institutions, international schools, local schools, and preschools. 

Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) 

We are a leading general interest trade publisher in Asia, with a history spanning more than five decades. As a trusted brand, known for a diverse and wide variety of subject areas and bestselling titles in every genre,  we pride ourselves on integrity and are committed to the spread of knowledge. To ensure high-quality books, our team of in-house editors and designers work with our pool of dynamic authors to publish books written by, or about, renowned political and business figures, thought leaders and leading literary writers.

We boast a range of literary agents and distributors worldwide so that every title will be given the opportunity to debut on an international platform in both print and electronic formats. MCIA is a member of Times Publishing Group and sister company to Marshall Cavendish Education (MCE). We are dedicated to the spread of knowledge and hope that our expertly curated books will offer readers an enriching and memorable experience.


Singapore Repertory Theatre

Founded in 1993, Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) is one of the leading English language theatre producers and presenters in Asia. In addition to its repertoire of original musicals like Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress, the company has produced a number of critically acclaimed plays that include ART, The Pillowman, and God of Carnage. SRT was the first Singaporean theatre company on Broadway in 1998 as Associate Producer of Golden Child, which went from Singapore to New York and earned three Tony Award nominations.

Vibal Group

A household name in the publication business, Vibal Group has been the Philippines’ leading provider of educational tools and resources for basic education, transforming the way teachers teach and the way students learn for seven decades. Vibal also has been an established name in children’s books since 2002. Our authors and illustrators made this possible with our first imprint, the Golden Salakot Stories, a collection of storybooks in English and Filipino. Chikiting Books enhance creativity and literacy while promoting values and life lessons. With more imprints developed through the years, our innovative storybooks remain contemporary and relevant while still espousing the traditional Filipino values to our young readers.

World Scientific Publishing

World Scientific Education (WSE) is an imprint of World Scientific Publishing Co., a global publishing house founded in 1981. WSE is an award-winning children’s publisher that connects young minds to the wonders of STEM, education, and knowledge through engaging content of the highest quality that sparks understanding and enjoyment.