Belgrade Book Fair brings together all the major authors from Serbia and many renowned writers from the region. The first day of the event is traditionally opened by prominent local authors. In the first decade of the 20th century, the Fair was opened by Svetlana Velmar Janković, Vida Ognjenović, David Albahari, Milovan Danojlić, Ljubomir Simović, Goran Petrović, Dušan Kovačević, Dragoslav Mihailović, Dragan Velikić, and László Végel.

Each year the Fair is visited by at least one world-famous contemporary writer. Guests of the Fair were, among others, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Erica Jong, Natsuki Ikezawa, Claudio Magris, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Charles Simic, Elizabeth Abbott, Tony Parsons, Peter Handke, Patrick Besson, Ǻsa Lind, Thanassis Valtinos, Flaire Yegy, Gish Jen, Naim Kattan, Geir Pollen, etc.