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The London Book Fair 2020

The London Book Fair 2020

The London Book Fair will be taking place from the 10th to the 12th March 2020.

The BA is a partner of The London Book Fair and runs an extensive programme of events for Booksellers each year at The Fair. The 2020 programme can includes a forum for BA members, publisher pitches and bookseller presentations, and seminars on topics such as The Business of Bookselling. 

The Key BA member benefits of attending the Fair include:

- FREE entry
- Free show directory
- Free (BA) event programme
- Free BA Publisher Presentation Programme
- Bookseller Party

Pre-Registration is open now and can be done here: For questions regarding registration, please email Rehana Nurmahi

What to expect on the 2020 Programme: 

The 2020 Programme has now been finalized, and we are so excited: as well as favourites such as Publisher pitches and the Bookseller Party, this year will feature a seminar on the Business of Bookselling as well as two new-form events. The first of these is a BA member forum, which will serve as an opportunity for members to ask any questions they may have to other booksellers and the BA team; the second is a Bookseller Fever pitch.

Please note that the following events need to be booked in advance:
- Publisher Pitches (10th Mar; 10.30am-3.30pm) - RSVP here
- The Booksellers Association AGM (10th Mar; 4.15-5pm) - RSVP here
- Bookseller Party (10th Mar; 6.45-8pm) - Book here
- Bookseller Fever Pitch (11th Mar; 1-3pm) - RSVP here, specifying if the interest is to pitch or be an audience member
- Children's Publishers Presentations (11th Mar;3.30-6pm) - Book here

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.

Please note that we have filled all spaces for the 2020 programme. 

'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.

Event Details

10/03/2020 - 12/03/2020
Olympia London
Hammersmith Rd
W14 8UX

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0207 421 4640

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