8.71 million (2017) 

Official language



Israeli new shekel (₪) 

Official Statistics Office

Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) 

Trade Associations

The Book Publishers Association of Israel (TBPAI) 

Annual Book Fairs

Jerusalem International Book Forum is held over 4 days in May. 

Translation Programmes

The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature offers grants to foreign publishers who publish contemporary Hebrew literature in translation.

Contact: litscene@ithl.org.il +972 3 579 6832  

VAT on Books

18% for books and eBooks 

Fixed Book Price System



Mini market profile Israel (PA, 2013)[link to download/view] 

Useful Contacts

British Council
Email: israelscience@britishcouncil.org 

Department for International Trade
Email: uktisrael@fco.gov.uk
Tel: +972 (0)3 725 1222

Book Distributors
Most large publishers (including Am Oved, Keter, and Modan) distribute their own books. Some, such as Keter, distribute for others as wellOthers use outside distributors. (Mini market profile Israel, PA, 2013)