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  • Bookselling at LBF

    The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. This year, the Fair will take place in March, at Olympia, London, covering all aspects of the publishing industry.

    LBF celebrates and champions bookselling in all its guises, from high street browsing to online clicking. Each year booksellers attend the LBF to seek out new contacts, discuss the latest trends and innovations and catch up with suppliers. The Fair is the perfect place to facilitate that discovery and help set your store apart from the competition! 

    Visitor ticket: £45 inc. VAT
    Priority Access: £100 inc. VAT

    Buy your ticket

  • Free Seminar Content

    The High Street Theatre is a hub for booksellers at the Fair and features the seminar stream Retail and Etail: Researching the Consumer as well as a host of other content.

    See the programme

    25,000 Attendees

    This is where the industry meets in the spring, setting their agendas for the year ahead. It is a vital opportunity to rub shoulders with the who’s who of the industry, discover opportunities, and do business.

    Who attends?

    Meet our exhibitors

    The show gives you access to 1,500 exhibitors over the three days of face-to-face business. This is the place where contacts are made and deals done.

    See this year’s exhibitors

  • Add a Conference

    Aside from the exhibition itself, LBF also has a range of high-quality conferences running throughout the week catering to everything from education, academic, rights, the consumer and so much more. Our Monday conference, Quantum: Aligned Creativity: Informed by Insight is the perfect pre-cursor to LBF, with a renewed focus on consumers, audiences and partnerships. The compact programme will present attendees with invaluable data, provided by Nielsen Book, actionable take-aways and inspiration.

    Simply add one of the conferences to your basket.

    More about LBF conferences


    The Booksellers Centre

    The Booksellers Association will be hosting the Booksellers Centre at LBF on Stand 4A41, and two full days of seminars designed to help booksellers run better bookshops. Visit them and ask to speak to Pippa Halpin to find out about their special offers, including:

    • 50% off a PDF copy of The Complete Guide to Starting & Running a Bookshop (quote code SRB @ LBF)
    • If your shop joins the BA during 2019, you will not be charged your first year’s membership (saving you £125)

    More about the BA

  • What previous visitors said...

    • The London book fair is the most important Fair for the book business in London and Olympia is milling with people with different book interests. It’s amazing; every floor is crammed with book enthusiasts.

      • Mary Berry
    • Events like this are incredibly important to encourage collaboration between different sectors. Games are misunderstood – people think it’s all about big companies when in fact we’ve seen entrepreneurial growth.

      • Jo Twist, UKiE
    • It’s very important for publishers to get together. You can see it all around these huge halls with lovely sunshine flooding in – people are talking to each other face-to-face and business is being done.

      • Deborah Moggach, Author

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