Population

1.94 million (2017) 

Official language

Latvian 

Currency

Euro () 

Official Statistics Office

Central Bureau of Statistics 

Trade Associations

Latvian Publishers Association (Latvijas Gramatizdeveju Asociacija or LPA)
Latvian Booksellers Association +371 67501562
Latvian Book Guild 
Latvian Writers’ Union
Latvian Board on Books for Young People
Latvian Librarians Association 

Annual Book Fairs

Latvian Book Fair is held over 3 days in March in Riga. 

Translation Programmes

The Support for Foreign Publishers Publishing Latvian Literature Programme finances the translation and production of Latvian works.
Latvian Writers Union provides grants for foreign publishes to translate and publish Latvian works. 

Contact: lrs@rakstnieciba.lv  

VAT on Books

12% for books and 21% on eBooks 

Fixed Book Price System

No

Trade Magazine

Latvian Literature is a web resource for publishing and writing professionals. 

Book News is a weekly subscription-based publication from the Latvian Booksellers Association. 

Statistics

  • Book Industry in Latvia (Renāte Punka, LPA, London Book Fair Market Focus, 2018) 
  • Latvian Book Market Catalogue (Latvian Literature2018) 
  • Book market statistics (PA, 2017) [link to download/view] 
  • Latvia’s report to the Federation of European Publishers (June 2017) [link to download/view] 

Useful Contacts

British Council
Email: mail@britishcouncil.lv 

Department for International Trade
Email: BritishEmbassy.Riga@fco.gov.uk
Tel: +371 6 777 4700