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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A new book on the history of Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) will bring back memories of the busy bus routes that criss-crossed the city before the MTR started services in Kowloon and the New Territories.
The bus company launched 80 Years with KMB at the Hong Kong Book Fair yesterday, to celebrate its 80th anniversary.18 Jul 2013 - 9:14am
A book that charts the latest transfer of power in Beijing and lifts some of the veil of secrecy from a new generation of leaders who will run China for the next decade will hit the shelves at the Hong Kong Book Fair tomorrow.18 Jul 2013 - 9:13am
The annual Hong Kong Book Fair opens in Wan Chai on Wednesday – with suppliers keen to tap into the growing appetite for e-books and e-magazines among younger readers.
Non-publishers and tablet brands are now joining the e-book craze – as digital book purchasing platforms and reading devices become increasingly popular with the touchscreen generation in Hong Kong and mainland China.18 Jul 2013 - 9:07am
Authors whose works fail to make the best-seller list will have a second chance to excite readers at the city's first book fair for small and medium-sized publishers, which opened yesterday.
The publishers offer lesser-known authors and those writing in new genres a chance to have their work published. But competing against bigger publishers is difficult.22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Paul Lukacs roundly condemned this year's Hong Kong Book Fair ('Flashy, vacuous - and that's just the books', July 26).
I suspect that most of the almost one million book fair visitors take a more positive view of it.
The security and convention centre staff and interns and the police all did an effective job in unobtrusive crowd control.29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am