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The Göteborg Book Fair is a wonderful market place where authors and readers can meet. It is also a forum for conversations and dialogue, with a focus on literature and authors.
Eco & Fair has delivered organic, natural and fair clothing and shoes to many satisfied customers since 1994. They believe in a better world for everyone and that your choices can make a big difference.
A stage for those who are not usually heard or seen in Literary Sweden. That was the vision when José Romero and Yarko Rhea Salazar started talking about a different kind of book fair in late 2017. In 2018, the book fair was realised and now, on September 21, it's time for a new and expanded event at Blå Stället in Angered.
Around 225,000 of these are conference delegates, and the rest come to enjoy the 30 or so exhibitions held here every year. The most popular of these is the Göteborg International Book Fair, which is held at the Centre each autumn. Over the four days of the event, the fair attracts over 100,000 visitors who come to find out the latest news in the book world and to meet their favourite Swedish and international authors.
This festival is a paradise for all chocolate, licorice, delicacy and beverage lovers! For three days, products from all over the world will be presented. Products at discounted festival prices and free tastings.
The Gothenburg Book Fair is attracting over 90,000 visitors and is an annual Swedish highlight in literature, along with the bustling poetry slam scene, talks and poetry festivals.
Eco Market is an association gathering more than twenty local designers, passionate about sustainability.
Åby Arena is a lively event centre with a convention hall, hotel, restaurants and a trotting track. Here you can enjoy conventions, concerts and exhibitions all year round.
In September, Åby Arena will be transformed into an inspiring festival area for everything health and fitness. With more than 100 classes and lectures, 40 exhibitors, food trucks and a juice bars,the result is nothing short of a festival for fitness enthusiasts.
Benne Pastabar leaves nothing to chance serving fresh, home made pasta all day – every day, and always together with a variety of sauces. Also at a very wallet-friendly price. Open for lunch as well as dinner.
The record store Dirty Records and Cafe Santo Domingo have a joint venue at this alternative street in Gothenburg.. Here you can have a cup of organic and fair trade coffee while browsing among the record shelves. Live music every Friday.
Gothenburg offers plenty of shops and restaurants that put sustainability first. Here you'll find some of the places that focus on organic, fair trade and locally produced stuff.
Explore entertainment and fun stretching from sports to music, exhibitions and conferences. Go for a spin on the carousels at Liseberg amusement park or explore the djungle at Universeum. The event district is the meeting place for families and congress visitors alike.
Northeastern Gothenburg offers everything from walking in the wilderness to farm shops with locally produced food, murals and theatre. Catch a tram towards Angered or Bergsjön – and start exploring.
Thrive – Conscious Fashion on Södra Allégatan 11 offers a large selection of organic, fair and vegan fashion.
To be honest, the most sustainable option is not to buy any Christmas presents at all, but some products are a better choice than others. Here is a list of Gothenburg based companies who care about our common future.
Fashion, design or street art – Ali Davoodi has always got something going on. The local creative is not fond of appearing in front of the camera – but he makes an exception to show you his city. Let him guide you to coffee bars, restaurants, arts and much more.
Universeum serves carefully prepared food and beverages.The ambition is to serve meals made from organic or local produce. In addition, all coffee is organic and fair trade.
While we prefer to think of Gothenburg as a sunny place, the reality is that we do get quite a few rainy days as well. Not to worry though, Gothenburg is just as good when it rains, and there are plenty of fun activities to discover that'll keep you nice and dry. Here are some of them!
Here are some of our favourite highlights.
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