the london book fair
12–14 March 2024
Olympia London

What's On

From engaging keynotes by bestselling authors, to inspiring talks at our sustainability hub, you’ll find plenty to do at The London Book Fair.

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Seminar Programme

Visitors can experience over 100 seminars across several stages, including the Main Stage, Author HQ, English PEN Literary Salon, Literary Translation Centre, Tech Theatre, Focus Theatre, and the Sustainability Hub.

Conferences

We host two paid conferences during the London Book Fair week that deliver quality content and unrivalled networking opportunities. The Writers' Summit held offsite and the Research & Scholary Publishing Forum held at Olympia.

Awards

Every year, we host our Trailblazer Awards to recognise and celebrate those who are taking the industry by storm, and honour an inspiring individual who has made a mark in the publishing world, with our Lifetime Achievement Award.

Charity of the Year

Our charity of the year programme highlights the great work of a book related charity each year. In 2024 we are delighted to honour two charities, the National Literacy Trust and Book Aid International, whose work focuses on bringing books and literacy to wider and younger audiences.

Spotlight Programme

Our Spotlight Programme highlights the literature of the chosen country or region, showcasing the exciting opportunities within the market and placing the publishers, authors, illustrators and the general book scene on an international stage.

LBF Schools Programme

Created in partnership with the National Literacy Trust, this programme enables the opportunity to target schools in underrepresented areas, giving them an insight into the book industry, what a career in the industry could offer them, and the value of books.

Sectors at The London Book Fair

Trade (Consumer) Publishing

The London Book Fair is home to the book community, including Trade and Consumer Publishers. It is one of the largest publishing categories and is well represented at The London Book Fair.

International Rights Centre (IRC)

Our IRC centre gives professionals the opportunity to meet with new and existing contacts to discuss and sell rights during a critical buying time in the industry.

Academic & Professional

Technology's role in scholarly publishing is becoming ever more important, as are the trailblazers of technological innovation at the forefront of the digital revolution. An increasing number of academics/STM/professional publishers exhibit at The London Book Fair or attend as visitors.

Children's & YA

Our Children's & YA section welcomes the leading names in the field to exhibit. These companies enjoy buzzing aisles full of visitors and benefit from the opportunity to increase brand awareness, generate new business leads, and increase their networks.

Technology & Publishing Solutions

Discover the latest technology trends, innovative digital products and new ways to develop content for your business including apps, games, mobile development or enhanced eBooks plus learn about these areas in the Tech Theatre at The London Book Fair.

Bookselling

The Booksellers Association (BA) are one of our main sponsors, and provide a full programme of events and networking opportunities for booksellers at the fair. BA members attend for FREE and receive a number of benefits, making the fair highly relevant for Booksellers.

Authors & Self-Publishing

Authors can network and find inspiration by attending our Author of the Day programme, which helps bring writers face-to-face with bestselling authors, capitalise on networking opportunities in our new Author Lounge and gain insights from a packed programme of talks at our Author HQ.

The Illustrators' Gallery

The Illustrators' Gallery enables illustrators and artists to showcase their work to the publishing community. The collective gallery area gives illustrators and publishers a space to meet and network to discuss and commission new and exciting projects.

The London Book Fair