You could have been excused this year for thinking the Hong Kong Book Fair was a slightly inappropriate name for an event where all the attention seemed to be on photo albums of bikini-clad young women. While the albums and appearances of the pseudo-models - cute, curvaceous women too short for the catwalk - sent the hormones of the city's men racing, the written word was what excited visitors from Guangzhou yesterday. Yes, 'Kissy' Chrissie Chau was back again. But the 300 residents of the mainland city who arrived at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai yesterday morning were more interested in finding books they could not get back home, and speaking to authors who were at the fair. Zhu Yanhong, 32, visited the annual book fair for the first time yesterday, and joked that she had 'no budget' for the day. Ms Zhu was looking for books published in Taiwan that she could not find on the mainland. 'There is a limited number of books from Taiwan on the mainland compared with what you can find in Hong Kong. Even if you find them, sometimes the content is partially deleted,' she said. In particular, Ms Zhu was interested in books about Chiang Kai-shek, the former Kuomintang leader who retreated to Taiwan after losing the civil war to the communists. She said the books on sale in Hong Kong provided a picture entirely different from the official descriptions given by the mainland authorities. Wu Jingwen, 31, who works in the advertising design industry, hoped to find some of the latest design books on his second visit to the fair. Despite the greater choice, Mr Wu said book prices in Hong Kong could be three to four times more expensive than at home. As well as looking for new publications, other mainland bookworms said they were hoping to talk to some of the visiting writers. For the third time since 2006, the Trade Development Council has worked with a newspaper based in Guangzhou, picking 300 lucky locals to join a sponsored day trip to the city's annual cultural event. The group enjoyed free admission to the fair and free transport. The book fair ends on Tuesday.