5 - 7 April, 2022

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 in your business.

Gathering people together and creating the perfect space to make connections is what we are all about. In 2021 our gathering will be through our online offering. 

Show features

The London Book Fair exists to help people through the shifting terrain that is the publishing industry. Our features are carefully curated to showcase informative and inspiring content across all its forms. We also present awards to highlight the exemplary work of organisations from within the industry.

Insights Seminar Programme

Our seminar programme provides insight into every aspect of the book world. Seminar submissions for our 2021 programme are now closed. 


LBF holds various conferences during the fair and throughout the year, exploring many different topics such as consumer insight, 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 and the Blog Awards. 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 formalised these initiatives somewhat and invited applications to become the annual priority charity. Royal Voluntary Service is our Charity of the Year for 2021.

Market Focus

The objective of the LBF Market Focus is to put the spotlight on 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 London Book Fair is delighted have Sharjah as the Market Focus for 2022.

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 Online Book Fair 2021