The London Book Fair 2021
The 2020 London Book Fair was cancelled due to Covid-19
The 2021 London Book Fair will be happening digitally, with various online events happening throughout June.
The BA is a partner of The London Book Fair and in regular years, runs an extensive programme of events for Booksellers each year.at The Fair. The programme includes publisher presentations, bookseller seminars, and a party for booksellers on the Tuesday night of the Fair.
Key benefits for BA members include:
- FREE entry
- Free show directory
- Free (BA) event programme
- Free BA Publisher Presentation Programme
- Bookseller Party
Hosted Bookseller Programme
The Hosted Bookseller Programe offers complimentary accommodation in London on top of free entry to the Fair, a generous publisher goody bag, and a bookseller party. The Programme started in 2011 and has enabled over 250 booksellers attend the Fair.
'It was great to meet Pippa on the first day for advice on what to do. Patrick Neale also was a great help in directing me to contacts in Batch and Bertline. Overall it was personal contact that made the book fair enjoyable and productive for me. The tea and snacks also kept the energy levels up'
'Thanks so much for helping with this - as a new bookseller it was so valuable and useful, and I came back brimming with ideas and advice from other booksellers. Offering the hotel made it possible to pack in so much more, and the seminars were really insightful'
'I thought the whole experience from communicating availability, to personal follow up, response to questions and the hotel and event itself exceeded expectations. I am really pleased to have the opportunity to congratulate the hard work which I, and I'm sure many others, found incredibly useful and effective. Many thanks.'
'We enjoyed our first visit to the London Book Fair. We found the BA publisher pitches including the children's pitch very useful in our buying for the remainder of the year including Christmas.'
'Found signing up for the programme really easy, the LBF website/calendar was great for organising and planning ahead (there was so much I wanted to squeeze in!) For me, I think the scheme is great and worked really well, thanks so much for having me!'
London Book & Screen Week
The London Book Fair sits in the heart of London Book & Screen Week - a capital-wide celebration of books, and the films, TV programmes, and virtual worlds they've inspired. Booksellers have the opportunity to list and promote their events on the LBSW website.
Please contact Naomi Gane for further information regarding the BA at The Fair.