Traditionally in early February Minsk becomes an international book capital. This year the Minsk book fair welcomes writers and publishers from 31 states, representatives of 17 countries are to partake in the International literature symposium. Greece is a newcomer at the forum. The United Kingdom of is the Guest of Honor. The main topics of the book fair are the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing and the 135th anniversary of the classics of the national literature, Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas.