18 – 20 April 2023

Seminar Programme

The seminar programme will host over 100 enticing and inspiring sessions this year. Taking place across all the three days of LBF, these sessions are free to attend for all visitors and exhibitors to the show.

Each theatre will be addressing the key topics facing the publishing world today. Hosted across the following nine streams:

  • The Future of Publishing
  • Authors: Central to Our Business
  • Children’s Publishing
  • Illustrate Your Point
  • Literary Translation: Making Words Travel
  • Market Focus: Sharjah
  • People Development: Reskilling Our Industry
  • The Business of Books
  • The Scholarly Stream


Network with the industry and build new contacts


Learn from our insightful seminar programme 


Discover what’s new in the industry 

Main Stage

New for 2022! The Main Stage powered by Legible will deliver 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 English PEN and 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 and innovative digital products as well as 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