the london book fair
18 – 20 April 2023

What's On

Make your words come to life

The London Book Fair exists to help people make their words come to life in the vigorous and dynamic publishing industry.  We have a myriad of options for you to explore at our show, all to help you succeed.

Gathering people together, creating the perfect space to make connections and helping people through the shifting terrain that is the book industry is what we are all about. Explore our key show features and discover what’s on at LBF.  

Show features

The Seminar Programme

Our seminar programme provides insight into every aspect of the book world.


LBF holds various conferences during the fair, exploring many different topics such as rights, education and inclusivity in publishing. There's something for everyone. 


LBF offers prestigious award initiatives. The International Excellence Awards is the comprehensive global offering celebrating excellence outside the UK. Additionally, there are the Trailblazer Awards which celebrate those under 30 who are blazing a trail. These culminate in ceremonies during the fair.

Charity of the Year

LBF has supported many book-related charities for as long as the fair has been running. In 2014, we formalized these initiatives somewhat and invited applications to become the annual priority charity. 

Market Focus

The objective of the LBF Market Focus is to spotlight publishing trade links with the country or region that is showcased, highlighting its publishing industry and the opportunities for conducting business with the rest of the world. 

The Department for International Trade 

The UK’s Department for International Trade has overall responsibility for promoting UK trade across the world and attracting foreign investment to our economy. DIT are a specialised government body with responsibility for negotiating international trade policy, supporting business, as well as delivering an outward-looking trade diplomacy strategy. Through the Exporting is GREAT campaign, DIT aims to inspire and support UK businesses to sell their products and services overseas. The site offers real-time global export opportunities, support, guidance and details of DIT's national events programme. 

The London Book Fair