President of the Organizing Committee:

Georgios Kaminis
Mayor of Athens


Ioannis Trohopoulos

Secretary of the Committe: 

Anna Routsi
Advisor to the Mayor

Members of the Organizing Committee:

Amalia Zepou
Vice-Mayor for Civil Society & Innovation

Maria Iliopoulou
Vice-Mayor for the Child

Lefteris Papagiannakis
Vice-Mayor for Immigrants, Refugees & Municipal Decentralization

Maria Logotheti
Head of the Mayor’s Office & Chairman of ADDMA

Popi Diamantakou
President of Technopolis

Konstantinos Bitzanis
President of OPANDA

Erifili Maroniti
Advisor to the Mayor on Cultural Issues & Coordinator of the City of Athens Culture Net

Alexandros Kampouroglou
Managing Director of Athens Partnership

Fiona Andrikopoulou
Advisor to the Mayor on Communication & Public Relations


World Book Capital is an initiative of UNESCO, United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organization.

Following the success of World Book and Copyright Day, Unesco developed the concept of World Book Capital City, selecting Madrid as the Capital for 2001. The successful outcome, lead Unesco’s General Conference to designate World Book Capital as an annual event.

The title is nominated every year to a different city and the programs run from April 23rd (World Book and Copyright Day) to April 22nd of the following year.


The Advisory Committee brings together, alongside UNESCO, the 3 major stakeholders of the international book industry:

The International Publishers Associations (IPA)

The International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA)

The International Book Sellers Federation


Hellenic Authors Society

Association of Greek publishers and booksellers

International board on books for young people

Association of Greek Librarians and Information Scientists

National library of Greece

Organizing committee for the support of libraries

Hellenic Foundation for culture

Newsletter Subscription

© Athens 2018 World Book Capital

Terms of Use

This is a unique website which will require a more modern browser to work!

Please upgrade today!