What's On

  • What's On

    The London Book Fair exists to help people through the shifting terrain that is the publishing industry.

    Gathering people together and creating the space for them to make connections is what we're about. That includes the three days of the Fair itself as well as other opportunities throughout the year, including our meet-ups, seminars and events which take place all over the world.

  • Conferences

    LBF holds various conferences during the Fair and throughout the year, exploring many different topics such as consumer insight, rights, education and inclusivity in publishing
    There's something for everyone

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    Insights Programme

    The range of topics covered in our Insights Seminar Programme is staggering with 200+ seminars. LBF provides insight into every aspect of the book world. 
    New for 2019 was our live podcasting theatre.

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    Awards

    LBF holds two award ceremonies each year. The International Excellence Awards, held on the Tuesday evening of the Fair, celebrating publishing and related activities outside of the UK and The Trailblazers, celebrating those under 30 in the publishing industry.

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  • LBF Global

    The LBF team visit, and exhibit at, book fairs throughout the year as well as hosting a number of smaller events such as LBF Talks - designed to showcase what’s happening in different areas of publishing through relevant speakersdiscussion and networking.

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    Charity of the Year

    LBF has supported many and varied book-related charities as long as the Fair has been running. In 2014, we formalised these initiatives somewhat, and invited applications to become the Charity of the Year. Our 2021 Charity of the Year is Royal Voluntary Service

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    Market Focus

    The objective of the LBF Market Focus is to put the spotlight on publishing trade links with the country or region that is showcased, highlighting its publishing industry, and the opportunities for conducting business with the rest of the world. The London Book Fair is delighted have Sharjah as the Market Focus for 2021.

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