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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.

Flashy, vacuous - and that's just the books

It's like a romantic comedy: A brassy, buxom woman crashes a high-society party, much to the embarrassment of the tweedy host. He throws her out, but she won't take no for an answer, and, as the two spar, a powerful mutual attraction develops.

Tuesday, 26 July, 2011, 12:00am

20,000 pack into fair in 2 hours

More than 20,000 people rushed to the Hong Kong Book Fair in its first two hours yesterday.

They queued to buy the memoirs of late democracy activist Szeto Wah, snapped up discounted history volumes marking the 100th anniversary of the Chinese revolution - and collected free cosmetics.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

E- and English-language books to have bigger presence at fair

Technology is changing the way we read and this evolution will be addressed at the 22nd Hong Kong Book Fair, running from July 20-26 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year there will be more than 520 exhibitors from 18 regions, and about 300 related cultural events. The theme is 'Reading the World, Reading as Self-Discovery'.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Book Fair for all ages

More than 520 exhibitors from 16 countries will join the 22nd Hong Kong Book Fair from July 20-26.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

E-books set for sale a chapter at a time

There are times where you just want one recipe from Martha Stewart and another from Jamie Oliver, or you only want to learn about the prognosis for your own Chinese zodiac sign from fung shui masters Peter So Man-fung and Mak Ling-ling.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

A touch of royalty at this year's Book Fair

A touch of royal glamour will grace this year's Hong Kong Book Fair as authors including Prince Charles' stepson and a royal history expert meet the public in a push to get more people reading in English.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Guangzhou showcases HK book fair

A promotion for the 20th Hong Kong Book Fair is being held at the Guangzhou Book Centre to attract mainland visitors to the fair, which will run between July 22 and 28 at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai.

'This year is the 20th anniversary of the book fair,' Hong Kong Trade Development Council assistant executive director Raymond Yip said.

6 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

English the focus at HK Book Fair

Organisers target international community for annual event

This month's Hong Kong Book Fair will have a stronger focus on English-language books and events to engage the international community living in the city, say its organisers.

12 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Book lover all aquiver over Cupid in the nude

Reader complains over a cover at fair

A 200-year-old nude image of Greek mythology's sprite of love and his wife has been cleared to go on show at the Book Fair after surviving a challenge from an offended visitor.

19 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Speaking volumes about us

A ticket to the Hong Kong Book Fair over the weekend was harder to get than one to a Robbie Williams concert. The six-day fair, which closed yesterday, drew about 680,000 bookworms this year.

25 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Crowds flock to the fair ... just for a good read

Bookworms descended on the Hong Kong Book Fair in droves late on Saturday night to take advantage of extended opening hours and free admission.

While long queues were spotted outside the fair venue at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, it was packed inside and resembled the Lunar New Year market at Victoria Park.

24 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Book fair a welcome best-seller

What people are reading can reveal a lot about themselves and the times in which they live.

Hong Kong people are avid readers of newspapers and magazines, but not so well known for their enjoyment of books. The times have, however, been changing and the city's annual book fair has shown that the reading interests of our community may be changing with them - for the better.

26 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Low-priced mainland titles snapped up

Sales of mainland books were so bad 15 years ago that exhibitor Li Chung-to had time to chat with other Hong Kong Book Fair traders, but yesterday he could not spare a moment.

'We haven't stopped since this morning,' said the manager of Zhong Fa Hang, a book distributor from Shenzhen.

22 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Organisers should rewrite the role of book fair

Each year, the Hong Kong Book Fair draws hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom queue for hours just to get in. The excitement surrounding the event is always a pleasant surprise in a city where book reading is low on the list of favourite pastimes.

22 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Annual HK book fair attracts great interest

Updated at 6.00pm: The territory's largest book fair - The 15th Hong Kong Book Fair - began on Wednesday, attracting some 3,200 book lovers in its first hour, Mingpao reported.

21 Jul 2004 - 12:00am