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  • The London Book Fair International Excellence Award Winners

    The annual prizes honor the best of the global publishing industry.

  • The London Book Fair Returns

    The London Book Fair is hosting virtual events throughout June, culminating in an online-only fair.

  • Online at the London Book Fair

    Below are some highlights of this year’s events. For further information go to londonbookfair.co.uk.


  • London Book Fair Outlines Virtual Events

    The London Book Fair has announced a schedule of topics and conferences that will be covered during its virtual online book fair, which will run from June 7 to July 1.

  • London Book Fair Will Be All Virtual

    The London Book Fair, scheduled for June 29-July 1, will be an all-virtual, online-only event. The organizers had moved the event to summer from its customary spring dates in the hope of holding in-person events, but the ongoing pandemic made this impossible.

  • London Book Fair Is Still TBD

    Organizers of the London Book Fair, currently scheduled for June 29-July 1, said they are delaying making a decision on whether to hold an in-person or virtual book fair until mid-April.

  • London Book Fair Still Weighing Plans; Jaipur Draws Big Online Crowd

    As international book fairs continue to cope with the uncertainty caused by Covid-19, the London Book Fair promised to have a decision about what form the early summer show will take by the end of March.

  • London Book Fair Moves to June, New Director Named

    The London Book Fair will now take place June 29 to July 1, 2021, moving from March. In addition, the fair has announced Andy Ventris as the event's new director. It had been without a director since early this year.

  • Agents Protest London Book Fair's Handling of Refunds

    Calling the London Book Fair "tone deaf," literary agents from North America have written an open letter to LBF organizers, protesting their refusal to issue refunds to those who canceled attendance prior to the fair's official announcement that the event would not take place.

  • Jacks Thomas to Leave London Book Fair

    Jacks Thomas is resigning as director of the London Book Fair after seven years in the role and is leaving Reed Exhibitions, the company that operates the fair. The change is effective this summer.

  • London Book Fair Canceled

    Citing concerns about the potential spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Reed Exhibitions has canceled this year's London Book Fair. Numerous major publishing conglomerates had already pulled out of the event.

  • London Book Fair Will Still Go Ahead

    The London Book Fair will proceed as planned next week, according to fair organizer Reed Exhibitions, despite worries over the potential impact of the new coronavirus prompting a growing number of publishers, literary agencies, and other book-related businesses to pull out.

  • London Book Fair 2020: Sharjah Stars As Market Focus

    At the London Book Fair, the United Arab Emirates plan a wide range of events to highlight its authors and culture.

  • London Briefcase 2020: What U.S. Agencies Will Be Selling at the London Book Fair

    U.S. agencies will be highlighting these books at the London Book Fair.

  • London Book Fair 2020: London Calling

    New programs and new opportunities await publishers at the 2020 London Book Fair

  • Americans Are Pulling Out of the London Book Fair

    Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Ingram, along with a handful of literary agencies, are among the parties that have canceled their plans to attend the London Book Fair due to concerns surrounding the new coronavirus.

  • Sharjah Named London Book Fair Market Focus 2020

    The London Book Fair has named the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah as the Market Focus of the London Book Fair 2020.

  • This Year's London Book Fair Wraps

    Over three days last week in London, England, a stable publishing industry clashed with the chaos of Brexit.

  • London Book Fair 2019: Heard Any Good Poems Lately?

    How the growing popularity of audio and a resurgence in poetry are driving interest in a UK-based internet radio station.

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