The International book fair opened in the Belarus' capital Minsk. Over 400 exponents from Azerbaijan, China, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, the USA take part in it. The forum features editions of the Belarusian authors which were published in 2018. President of Belarus A.Lukashenko sent a letter of greetings to the participants of the book fair and the International symposium of litterateurs «The Writer and the Time». This year, book shops, libraries, museums and cinemas became the subsidiaries of the book fair. A gastronomic festival in Minsk cafes and restaurants will be held within the scope of the event.