Visit The London Book Fair

Who will you meet?

Our exhibitors are creative people who make content come to life in all its magnificent forms. With us, you can meet with the giant publishing houses, the independents, the publishers of blockbuster novels and academic texts, the producers of children’s books and graphic novels will also be there, alongside mobile companies and gaming start-ups.

We are the leaders in creating opportunity in the industry, and we provide that opportunity across multiple platforms. Having been around for 50 years, we understand the people in the industry. As a result, we have over 1,500 overseas companies represented from 60 countries and 25 international pavilions.

You can attend over 200 seminars on the pressing themes in publishing today – from getting published to Open Access to audiobooks. Visit the fair and benefit from meetings with exhibitors, conferences, and various initiatives, including the International Excellence Awards.

First-time visitor?

Come and discover what’s new in publishing

LBF has been in existence for 50 years, and in that time we’ve built strong relationships within the industry that enable us to provide you with the connections you need to make your words come to life.

London is the epicentre of the English language publishing world, and we’ve been at the heart of this. Take the chance to make your magic happen here, and you’ll understand the superlatives our visitors use to describe our historical fair.

Reasons to visit LBF

25,000 attendees

...over three days

1,700+ exhibitors

...from 60 countries

620 rights table holders

...on the trading floor for content

Sectors at the fair

We cover all sectors of the industry at LBF, from mainstream publishers to specialised houses.

The halls are arranged by sector, much like a giant bookshop. Check out our sectors, including the Poetry Collective, The Illustrators' Gallery, Writers’ Block and New Title Showcase.

Author of the Day

Our Author of the Day programme brings some of the most acclaimed, successful and exciting writers working today to the epicentre of the publishing world, showcasing their work and celebrating their achievements.

Market Focus

Since it was first introduced in 2004, our Market Focus initiative has created, and continues to create, commercial and cultural partnerships from around the world.

Our objective is to put a spotlight on publishing trade links with the country or region that is showcased, highlighting the opportunities for conducting business with the rest of the world.

Charity of the Year

We have supported many book-related charities for as long as the fair has been running.

The support has taken on many forms, from free-of-charge stands and leaflet drops to promotion on the website and everything in between.

Royal Voluntary Service is our Charity of the Year for 2021.

Register your interest for 2021

Keep an eye out in the coming months for the latest LBF programme and suppliers.