The London Book Fair 2019

The London Book Fair will take place between the 12th and 14th March

The BA is a partner of The London Book Fair and runs an extensive events programme each year at The Fair for Booksellers.

View the 2019 BA@LBF Events Programme

The Key BA member benefits of attending the Fair include:

  • FREE entry
  • Free show directory
  • Free (BA) event programme (Seminars will take place on Wednesday)
  • Free BA Publisher Presentation Programme (Tuesday and Wednesday)
  • Bookseller Party (Tuesday 12th March)
Booksellers who are members of the BA can register now for a free pass. 

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. If you haven't attended the Fair, or visited for at least 5 years, you are eligible to apply. The programme is open to all bookshop staff from Independent bookshops and chains.

To apply for the scheme please contact Naomi Gane


Being able to travel to an event like the LBF without having to worry about accommodation was particularly good. The stress avoided by knowing that overnight arrangements were already dealt with meant that I was able to focus on the LBF itself. As a first time attendee, this meant that I was free to enjoy and explore the book fair. Thank You. (Xavier Morcrette - Bookshop Chapter One Bookshop )

We thought the program the BA put together was exciting, practical and easy to access and it would be the main reason we'd look to come again to LBF. (Mog, Warwick Books)

As an Indie still in my first year of trading it was a brilliant way to talk to people who were also new to Bookselling and also to talk to more experienced sellers. The PA meeting was brilliant, lots of first hand information from the publicists and also useful to gauge the reaction of other booksellers regarding new releases. I wouldn't hesitate to visit again next year. (Lesslie Oliver, The Bookworm at Selkirk )

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 Information

WHEN 12/03/2019 - 14/03/2019
WHERE Olympia London
PLANNER Naomi Gane

Contact Info.

Email naomi.gane@booksellers.org.uk
Phone 0207 421 4640

Event Programme Sponsors: LBF NBT Batch The Booksellers Association