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  • Sep 18, 2014
  • Updated: 9:44pm

Hong Kong Book Fair

The annual Book Fair is organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and attracts more than 900,000 visitors over several days. The event that features seminars and author talks was first held in 1990.

Literature lovers camp out overnight as Hong Kong Book Fair begins

Hundreds of bookworms poured into the convention centre in Wan Chai this morning as the biggest event in the city's literary calendar kicked off.

Wednesday, 16 July, 2014, 4:42pm 1 comment

Record crowds as e-books create a buzz at annual fair

The ever-popular Hong Kong Book Fair saw a record number of visitors this year, and its organiser says e-books were in hot demand, with growth in spending on electronic titles surpassing that on print versions.

24 Jul 2013 - 4:00am

Brother Cream's 'Cream Chicken Soup' a bestseller at Book Fair

Hundreds of readers lined up at the Hong Kong Book Fair to grab a "paw-tograph" from the most famous cat in town. Brother Cream attended a book-signing event for his second photo book Cream Chicken Soup, which has become one of the fair's bestsellers, with more than 5,000 copies walking out the door, according to its publisher.

22 Jul 2013 - 4:34am

Tracing the evolution of Hong Kong Book Fair

From a modest start in 1990 with 149 exhibitors and 200,000 visitors, Hong Kong Book Fair has grown into, perhaps, the key event of the summer. Its organiser, the Trade Development Council, expects this year's event, with 560 exhibitors, will draw a million visitors.

21 Jul 2013 - 3:59am

Authors praise city's infectious freedom

The city's freedom of expression makes it unique in China and will help advance such freedom on the mainland, internationally acclaimed writers said at the Hong Kong Book Fair yesterday.

Biographers William Shawcross and Jung Chang and novelist Erica Jong praised Hong Kong as a mixing pot of various cultures, where, as Jong put it, "free speech flourishes".

20 Jul 2013 - 4:29am 1 comment

Exposed: New book reveals the dark secrets of China's history

The editors of a new book that they say exposes the secrets and dark side of mainland China under communist rule have expressed hopes that Hong Kong will remain a window for mainlanders to learn the truth.

19 Jul 2013 - 10:45am

'Wild Swans' author Jung Chang lauds Hong Kong's freedom

Hong Kong has the freedom to accommodate new perspectives in a way no other place in China can, asserts internationally acclaimed biographer Jung Chang.

19 Jul 2013 - 4:56am 1 comment

Author Chan Koon-chung to support Occupy Central

Occupy Central is his last-ditch effort to fight for genuine universal suffrage, bestselling author Chan Koon-chung said yesterday at the Hong Kong Book Fair. Chan, who was born in Shanghai, but grew up in Hong Kong, said that Occupy Central came about because there was no government plan yet for universal suffrage in the election of the chief executive in 2017.

19 Jul 2013 - 4:58am

Hong Kong Book Fair opens to bigger than ever crowds and younger buyers

Politics ruled the tills on the first day of the annual Hong Kong Book Fair, and publishers said the first-day turnout was larger than last year.

Jimmy Pang Chi-ming of the Sub-Culture publishing house said he had seen a 10 per cent rise in business on the first day compared with last year.

18 Jul 2013 - 9:13am

Ancient Mogao Grottoes murals get 3-D projection treatment

A 3-D depiction of one of China's most famous Buddhist cave sites yesterday drew mixed reactions from visitors, depending on whether or not they had seen the original.

18 Jul 2013 - 9:12am