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  1. Book fair won't take extra floor to cut crowding

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Hong Kong Book Fair organisers will not be expanding the number of exhibition halls this year to ease crowding, but for the first time are exploring other venues around town for events like authors' talks and book signings. The most popular consumer fair in the city, which usually occupies two floors of the Exhibition and Convention Centre in Wan ...

  2. face-to-face book

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A night of squid fishing The University of Hong Kong's University Philharmonic Orchestra (UPO) will hit the high seas next month for an evening of squid fishing, after a long and busy semester. All UPO members are welcome to join. Payment can be made ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Book captures spirit of '70s in Sheung Wan

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... of Pottinger Street on Wednesday evening. Edited by local historian Ko Tim-keung (pictured) and academic Veronica Pearson, the book is rich with photographs taken in Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun as part of a survey over several years in the late 1970s to document the changing area. 'It's quite a lovely book which shows photographs taken by [then] RAS members including Tony Rydings, Ian ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. More features, longer hours for annual book fair

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Attendance at the annual book fair next month is expected to surpass last year's record of 760,000 visitors, thanks in part to new themed days and more convenient transport. Event organiser the Trade Development Council announced yesterday that the book fair would take place at the Convention and Exhibition Centre between July 23 and 29. The opening hours ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. The Black Book of Falling

    Posted Apr 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A display of Peter Suart's 58 black and white drawings of characters Tik and Tok, featured in his new adventure fiction. Daily, 10am-8pm, 4/F the Pao Gallery, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2582 0200. Ends Apr 15 ...

  10. Book Fair attracts more international players

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Susan Sprengeler

    ... Vivienne Chow Next week's annual Book Fair will see an expansion of the international section as overseas publishers look to open up the Chinese market. The number of countries ... first.' 'Instead of displaying rather highbrow books, they are bringing in classic titles and comics, hoping to tap into the local market. If these titles are successful in Hong Kong, ...




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