465,292 (2017) 

Official language

Maltese and English 


Euro () 

Official Statistics Office

National Statistics Office 

Trade Associations

National Book Council 

Annual Book Fairs

Malta Book Festival is held over 5 days in November.

Campus Book Festival is held over 3 days in March. 

Translation Programmes

Arts Council Malta Translation Grant funds the translation of Maltese works to any other language.  

VAT on Books

5% for books and 18% on eBooks 

Fixed Book Price System


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

Useful Contacts

British Council
Email: mt.information@britishcouncil.org