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  1. BOOK (1957)

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a million copies worldwide after its publication in 1957. Almost three years after it was last in print, Penguin Books has issued a new edition with a slightly cheesy-looking cover. But no matter. ... that Lomax- along with readers around the world- was smitten. Published in the days of taboos about sex, prostitution and inter-racial relationships, the book was a revelation. The much-maligned bar ...

  2. Smart way of bringing books to life

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Janet Gu janet.gu@scmp.com A means of bringing books to life is going on show at the 22nd Hong Kong Book Fair tomorrow. By simply pointing your smartphone at the printed page, a three-dimensional image complete with sound and movement will appear on the screen. A demonstration involves the classic story of The Gingerbread Man. In the book, an illustration shows only the old man ...

  3. face-to-face book

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ADR and rule of law in a globalised world Calling all legal society members. The University of Hong Kong has organised a lecture on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and the rule of law next week. The Missouri-Columbia School of Law's Richard C. R ...

  4. Psuedo-models are way ahead of the curves on book fair ban

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... week's book fair, these bikini-clad girls have vowed to hit back. Here's their plan. A number of these models, armed with their extraordinarily deep 'career line' (the hippest ... power over the book fair, but it is naive if it believes it can banish pseudo-models altogether. Anyway, if you want to get up close and personal with them, try to get there as early ...

  5. Council gives chance to trade books

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... annual 'Bookfair Series' at Southorn Playground from December 18 to 20. Bring along books you no longer want and organisers will give you cash coupons of HK$5 per book. Coupons can be used in any purchase of HK$100 or more, and your trade-ins will be given to people in need. Magazines and used exercise books will not accepted. The fair will offer about 20,000 titles, ...

  6. Book fairs multiply as rents rise and main event becomes too busy

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng Book fairs are becoming more popular as rent rises hit bookshop takings, according to a leading publisher. There will be four fairs this month and next covering 17 days in all. BookFest @ Hong Kong 2009 and the first part of the Wan Chai Book Fair series were launched yesterday. The two-day Kowloon Book Fair opens today. 'Rent increases are common and force bookshops ...

  7. HK Book Fair

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than 480 local and overseas exhibitors showcase books, educational software, multi-media publications and stationery. Also features storytelling sessions, illustration workshops and seminars hosted by Chinese writers. Today-tomorrow, 10am-10pm, Tue until 5pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$25, HK$10 (primary school students and morning ...

  8. Read all about it at the book fair

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the opening of this year's Hong Kong Book Fair at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. A multitude of titles will be presented by 480 publishers in 13 themed halls. The number of exhibitors ... on Friday and Children's Day on Saturday. The Greenpeace event features a booth where visitors can learn to pack books in a more eco-friendly way. Readers will get a chance to fire questions ...

  9. Close the books on outdated building plans

    Posted Apr 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is being increasingly understood by the government- which is why the loophole that allows outdated projects to stay on the books must be closed. Society's values are constantly changing. What ...

  10. Book festival organiser takes page from Europe

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Book lovers will have a chance to indulge themselves on Victoria Park's central lawn next month. The Book Festival, which has been held every year since 2003, will run from November 8 to 11. A 'reading camp' with 20 marquees will be set up at the back of the 50,000 sq ft area for visitors to enjoy books, magazines and comics. Each marquee will be shared ...




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