Visit The London Book Fair

Who will you meet?

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

We are 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 key themes in publishing today – from getting published to Open Access to audiobooks. Visti The Fair and benefit from meetings with exhibitors, four conferences, and various initiatives such as our awards. 

First time visitor?

Come and discover what’s new in publishing

We have been presenting our show for 50 years, and in that time we’ve built strong relationships in the industry to be able to provide you with the connections you need to make your words come to life.

London is the epicentre of the English publishing world and we’ve been at the heart of this, growing across content in all of its forms over the years. 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, Writer's 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 world’s creative capital, showcasing their work and celebrating their achievements.

Market Focus

Our Market Focus initiative creates both commercial and cultural partnerships around the world since it was first introduced in 2004.

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 many forms, from free-of-charge stands, to leaflet drops and promotion on the website, and all in between.

Register your interest for 2021

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