the london book fair
18 – 20 April 2023

Seminar Programme

The seminar programme at The London Book Fair hosts over 100 enticing and inspiring sessions each year. Taking place across all three days of LBF, these sessions are free to attend for all visitors and exhibitors to the show.

Each theatre will be addressing the publishing world's current key topics and is typically hosted across several streams. For more information on next year's seminar programme, keep an eye on our social channels for the latest seminar-related news and updates.


Network with the industry and build new contacts


Learn from our insightful seminar programme 


Discover what’s new in the industry 

Main Stage

The Main Stage is the location for our keynote sessions, speaker presentations and panels on the pressing issues in publishing today.

Author HQ

Benefit from a series of speaker presentations and panel discussions focusing on the author community.

English PEN Literary Salon

This programme is curated in partnership with the English PEN and the British Council.

Literary Translation Centre

Curated by the LTC partners: National Centre for Writing, British Centre for Literary Translation, British Council, English PEN, Literature Across Frontiers, Translators’ Association/Society of Authors, Poetry Translation Centre, Less Translated Languages Network and the European Literature Network.

Buzz Theatre

Discover the latest technology trends, innovative digital products, and the Booksellers Association programme.

Olympia Theatre

Discover a variety of conversations and topics here, including scholarly, children’s publishing and people development sessions.

The London Book Fair