The Hong Kong book fair, to be held from July 15 to 21, will be the first major trade event since the pandemic was reported in the city in January. Photo: K.Y. Cheng The Hong Kong book fair, to be held from July 15 to 21, will be the first major trade event since the pandemic was reported in the city in January. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
The Hong Kong book fair, to be held from July 15 to 21, will be the first major trade event since the pandemic was reported in the city in January. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Relief as Hong Kong book fair goes ahead, but Covid-19 pandemic expected to dampen sales, deter visitors from lingering to browse

  • Hard-hit publishers, retailers welcome government subsidies to help cover event expenses
  • Fewer overseas exhibitors expected, and social distancing will be in place for book signings

Topic |   Hong Kong Book Fair
The Hong Kong book fair, to be held from July 15 to 21, will be the first major trade event since the pandemic was reported in the city in January. Photo: K.Y. Cheng The Hong Kong book fair, to be held from July 15 to 21, will be the first major trade event since the pandemic was reported in the city in January. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
The Hong Kong book fair, to be held from July 15 to 21, will be the first major trade event since the pandemic was reported in the city in January. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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