The London Book Fair

The London Book Fair 2014 will be held on 8-10th April.

BA Members can attend the Fair for FREE and receive a number of key benefits making the Fair a more accessible, cost effective and highly relevant event for booksellers.

Key BA member benefits on offer include:
  • FREE ENTRY
  • Free show directory
  • Free Independent Booksellers Forum (IBF) seminar programme
  • Free IBF Publisher Presentation Programme
  • Free bookseller bag

Click here to view the 2014 BA / IBF Seminar Programme for 2014

We also have a TOP TIPS GUIDE for BA members to help you plan and get the most out of your trip to the Fair - click here.

Non Book Emporium
New for 2014 is a newly launched area aimed particularly at bricks and mortar booksellers, exhibiting a broad range of book related gift products. The emporium will be located in Earls Court 2 for the duration of the Fair and visits from booksellers will be welcome.
 
Registration for the Fair is now open. Click here to register. BA Members should have their BA Membership number to ensure FREE entry to the Fair.

Hosted Bookseller Programme
The BA's 2013 Hosted Bookseller Programme enabled over 50 booksellers to attend the Fair, enjoy a complimentary night at a nearby Hotel and take part in all the bookseller activities including a special party for booksellers and publishers. Once again we are running the scheme for 2014. If you are a BA member and have not attending the Fair since 2010 we'd love to see you there. Please email Naomi Gane for more information. 


What the participants said:

"The BA's support made it financially viable for 2 of us to attend the LBF - paying for a hotel in London meant that we could use the costs saved on accommodation to pay for the shop cover etc required just to leave Edinburgh for 3 days and go to London"
"Being able to use the Hosted Bookseller programme allowed me to spend two days at the London Book Fair, something that wouldn't have been possible without the support that the scheme provided. I thoroughly enjoyed the publishers presentations and seminars, and especially enjoyed the opportunity to socialise with fellow booksellers and people from the publishing industry. If I wasn't part of the Hosted Bookseller scheme next year, I would miss the drinks reception especially. Thanks for the opportunity!"


"I really appreciated the opportunity to attend the fair over two days with the hosted bookseller programme. The fair is so big that it would have been impossible to really the gain the benefit from one day alone. It was great to see so many new and upcoming titles showcased all in one place."
  
For more information on The London Book Fair and the Independent Booksellers Forum please visit www.londonbookfair.co.uk or contact
Meryl.Halls@booksellers.org.uk and Naomi.gane@booksellers.org.uk 
or call 020 7421 4640.