23.5 million (2017) 

Official language



Romanian leu (RON)  

Official Statistics Office

National Institute of Statistics 

Annual Book Fairs

Bookfest International Book Fair is held over 5 days in May in Bucharest.

GAUDEAMUS International Book and Education Fair is held over 5 days in November. 

Translation Programmes

Translation and Publication Support Program (TPS) supports the translation and publication abroad of fiction and non-fiction works written by Romanian authors.

Contact: tps@icr.ro 

VAT on Books

9% for books and 24% for eBooks 

Fixed Book Price System



Romania Publishing Market Profile (PA, 2009) [link to download/view] 

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


Useful Contacts

British Council
Email: contact@britishcouncil.ro 
Tel: +4 021 307 9600

Department for International Trade
Email: commercial.bucharest@fco.gov.uk
Tel: +40 (21) 2017200


Book Distributors


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