Floating book fair drops anchor in Hong Kong for two weeks

No sooner has the Hong Kong Book Fair closed it doors for another year than another book fair opens, this time aboard a ship, the Logos Hope. Offering more than 5,000 titles, it will be docked in Hong Kong for two weeks

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 25 July, 2015, 7:25am
UPDATED : Saturday, 25 July, 2015, 7:25am

Almost a million people visited the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai for the annual Hong Kong Book Fair that began last week. Now bookworms can get another literary fix with a visit to the Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating book fair, which has dropped anchor in Victoria Harbour.

The vessel, which has been visited by more than 44 million people from 150 countries, is berthed at Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, and will be open to the public from Sunday July 26 until August 9. It carries more than 5,000 book titles covering subjects including science, sports, hobbies, and family life. As well as the bookshelves, there's a visitor experience deck to explore, and a cafe. Entry costs HK$10, but those aged 65 and over, and children under 12 accompanied by an adult, can go in free of charge.

Operated by German Christian charitable organisation GBA Ships, the Logos Hope has 400 voluntary crew members from all over the world, including Hongkongers Fion Lau and Andy Law.

The Logos Hope is open from 2pm to 9.30pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, from 10am to 9.30pm from Wednesday to Saturday, and from 1pm to 9.30pm on Sundays.