the london book fair
11–13 March 2025
Olympia London

Seminar Programme

The London Book Fair's seminar programme hosts over 100 enticing and inspiring sessions each year. These seminars take place across all three days of the book fair and are free to attend for all visitors and exhibitors to the show. 

Comprising bespoke sessions curated by our content team, partners, sponsors and our call for speaker submissions, each theatre will address key topics within the publishing industry and is typically hosted across several streams. 

We will open our call for papers for LBF25 seminar sessions in Autumn 2024.


Network with the industry and build new contacts


Learn from our insightful seminar programme 


Discover what’s new in the industry 

Main Stage

Home to keynotes, Authors of the Day and Illustrator of the Fair talks.

Author HQ

Visit for a variety of expert speaker presentations and panel discussions, focusing on the author/illustrator communities.

English PEN Literary Salon

Hosting an eclectic programme of events around freedom of expression and international literature.

Literary Translation Centre

Curated by the LTC partners, talks include topics such as questioning neutrality and opportunities and challenges post-Brexit.

Tech Theatre

Discover the latest technology trends, digital products, and hear from industry experts across a series of panel discussions,

Focus Theatre

This theatre hosts our School's programme, Trailblazer Awards, and Spotlight programme.

Sustainability Hub

Listen to engaging and practical talks from industry experts on sustainability in the publishing world.

The London Book Fair