Population

9,443.900 (2021)

Official language

Hebrew

Currency

ILS ₪ - New Israeli Sheqel

Capital

Jerusalem

Time Zone

UTC+2 (IST); Summer UTC+3 (IDT)

Dialling Code

+972

Area (sq. miles)

8,019 - 8,522

GDP

$372,314 bn (PPP)

VAT on Books

18% for books and eBooks 

Fixed Book Price Systems

No

Trade Associations

The Book Publishers Association of Israel (TBPAI) 

Statistics

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

Annual Book Fairs

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

Translations 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  

Useful Contacts

British Council

Email: israelscience@britishcouncil.org 

Department for International Trade

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

Booksellers
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)