1.17 million (2017) 

Official language

Greek and Turkish 


Euro (€) 

Official Statistics Office

Statistical Service of Cyprus (CYSTAT) 

Trade Associations

  • Cyprus Publishers Association c/o CCCI
  • Cyprus Booksellers Association c/o CCCI 


Annual Book Fairs

International Literary Festival: to the Sea-girt Shores of Cyprus is held over 4 days in November in Nicosia.

Contact: info@lilymichaelides.com  

Translation Programmes

Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture has established a grant-aid scheme for the translation of works by Cypriot literary writers from Greek into foreign languages. 

VAT on Books

5% for books and 19% on eBooks 

Fixed Book Price System


Trade Magazine

In Focus is a quarterly magazine on literature, culture, and the arts, published by Armida Books 


Book market statistics (PA, 2017)[link to download/view] 

Useful Articles/Resources

Useful Contacts

British Council
Email: contact@cy.britishcouncil.org
Tel: +357 22 585 000

Elena Orphanidou, Head Trade & Investment
Email: elena.orphanidou@fco.gov.uk  

Athena Achilleos, Trade & Investment
Email: Athena.Achilleos@fco.gov.uk  

Department for International Trade
Email: brithc.1@cytanet.com.cy
Tel: +357 22861100


  • Armida Books publishes literary fiction and non-fiction and is based in Nicosia. 
  • Rimal Books is an independent publishing house that publishes in English and Arabic. 
  • Broken Hill Publishers is an academic and medical publisher. 

Book Distributors