Hong Kong Book Fair

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Hong Kong Book Fair
HK Book Fair.jpg
Logo of Hong Kong Book Fair
Genre Printed products
Years active 1990 – present
Attendance 1.02 Million (2016)[1]
Patron(s) Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Hong Kong Book Fair
Traditional Chinese 香港書展
Simplified Chinese 香港书展
Hong Kong Book Fair banner

The Hong Kong Book Fair (Chinese: 香港書展) is a book fair organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, held annually (usually in the middle of July) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, selling and exhibiting books, printed matter, stationery, printing, compact discs and other multimedia publishing.

The annual exhibition at the City Hall organised by the Hong Kong Publishing Federation could be regarded as the predecessor of the Hong Kong Book Fair. The First Hong Kong Book Fair was held in 1990 and this year is its 20th year. The Fair has become an annual major event in Hong Kong with the number of visitors reaching new high every year. The organiser, the HKTDC, has always been striving to promote local reading culture. Apart from extensively inviting the public to the Fair to visit and buy books, it also spares no effort in organising diversified cultural activities during the Book Fair period with a view to enhance the contents and quality of the Fair.

During the past 20 years the number of exhibitors has grown from 149 to 504 in 2009, with corresponding growth of attendance from 200,000 to 900,000 in 2009. The Fair has developed from a mere promotion platform for the industry to an annual territory-wide major reading and cultural event for the public of Hong Kong.



Organized by the TDC before the first Hong Kong Book Fair, the Hong Kong publishers on their own in the Hong Kong City Hall hold book fair. 1989 after the completion of the first Convention and Exhibition Centre, the publishing industry feel the need to develop the Book Fair a larger, more professional, better service platform for the industry, thus requiring the TDC to assist the industry sponsored book fair. The first book fair organised by the TDC, in the 1990 was held, with 149 exhibitors, will run 4 days, free admission, visitors to 20 million.


In 1997, HKCEC completed Book Fair at the Convention became the first public exhibition at the new wing. Book this session, the first time set up a "Children's World" pavilion, and the addition of "International Copyright Trade Fair" and "Asian Publishing Conference" to promote copyright trade.


After a survey in 1998, the TDC decided to book fair with all co-organizers only display, demonstrate and sell the first item and books, book a tour for members of the public activities of the whole family. This also led to the original comic book exhibition at the Hong Kong Book Fair business start all over again, starting the following year the Hong Kong Comics Festival held their own.


Working in 1999 with the time, first set up the night Book Fair Book Fair, on Friday, six hours until 22:00 the exhibition, the first set with the session of the Book "University Square", showing university publications, and the addition of Express Books services. Hong Kong Book Fair as Summer Reading Week.


In line with the TDC 2001 Book Fair, invited the Arts Development Council as sponsor, together with major cultural and educational institutions, at the Book Fair during the launch of a series of culture and promote reading programs, these activities have been expanded this year to the 180 number, with the Book Fair a summer reading activities in Hong Kong Culture Week, highly recommend by the readers of the famous books are the beginning of the year.


Book Fair 2003, an additional directory search online book will not only help readers find books, but also become an online copyright trading center, part of the book fair extended to break the copyright transactions, the manner of restrictions.


2004 International Cultural Village Book Fair trial, participating countries, France and Singapore.


In 2005, Hong Kong Book Fair is the first time to co-operate with Asia Week and invite the two sides of famous writers, including Professor Long Yingtai, Zhang Yihe, Nanfang Shuo, Su Tong and Chen Kuan-chung in Hong Kong to meet with readers. The enthusiastic response, with over 2,000 people seated, breaking the record book fair over the years. Additional night games for the first time, 6 hours after admission are half price, very good response. The Book Fair attracted nearly 640,000 visitors, compared with 50 million passengers in 2004 increased by 28%, marking the highest increase in visitors since the start.


2006 Book Fair 2006 in 19 to 24 July held after 6 pm Tickets are still half price. 7 月 22 日 (Saturday) at 9:30 that allows visitors free entry – scheduled for the 10, but because too many visitors, so the earlier approach time, also closed at 2 am only. In a few hours free time, there are 4.4 million people in attendance. In addition to 22 and 24 July, other days are open until 10 pm. The visitors rose to 680,000 passengers a new high, an increase of 6%. Test the success of Saturday Night Book Fair, Book Fair upgraded to midnight, from 12:00 until 2:00, so that a family of book lovers have more time to pick a good heart, and set up two special bus routes to facilitate the return home or transfer by other modes of transport. Chief Executive Donald Tsang also attended the book fair bit to the twenty students in Primary Four to Six fairy stories. Book Fair has invited well-known writer Louis Cha (Jin Yong), Ni Kuang, Professor Lu Weiluan, Liu Xinwu, Yu Hua, Hong Ying, Su Weizhen, and lecturing in early Min.


2007 Book Fair in 2007 in the year to 24 July 18 at the first time, experts will provide advice, set the theme, "Reading in Hong Kong." Expansion of exhibition in the atrium, the General Assembly to develop a series of measures to ease the flow, including increasing the extension to 7 to increase the "morning entry ticket", the fare is $10 in the morning to encourage people to approach. Addition of "Reading the Hong Kong Lecture Series", "popular series of Chinese culture" and "Celebrity Reading Sharing Series," and co-operation with the Economic Daily News, set up a "Top Ten Good Books administered election" activities and "entrepreneur talks about reading," and lead the Book Fair out of the exhibition, organised by "reading in Hong Kong: Landmark Tour" and "Reading in Hong Kong: book tour," the two outreach activities, and readers with the "reading" of urban space, culture and history, to read the fun extends into the community.


2008 Book Fair 2008 in 23 to 29 July held, the theme is set to "read the world ‧ into the world." Cooperation with the British Council, set up a "British Day" to promote reading; and Greenpeace co-operation, first held on the 24th green at 』『 "love of books ‧ Aisen Lin Day", hopes to use the platform in Hong Kong Book Fair, publishing industry to promote the use of "forest friendly" paper, protect virgin forests are disappearing. In line with the Beijing Olympics, the ad hoc "Olympic book exhibition" featuring 50 of the Olympic Games and sports related books. The General Assembly set aside four free stalls to the Hong Kong Publishing Federation and the "Sowers Action" as "a book burning wish ─ books to rebuild schools in Sichuan disaster relief fund-raising plan."


The theme of 2009 is set to "multiple and creative ‧ Book Fair two decades." Exhibition in the atrium expansion project completed, will increase the scale of one-third of the Book Fair, spectators will be able to more spacious and comfortable environment to buy books. Add the "English world" and "multimedia zone" area, focus on promoting the latest English books, electronic books, online publications and various types of educational software. The first set, "Art Gallery", famous for readers offer a number of valuable art collections, including the famous martial arts master Liang Yusheng writer Eileen Chang and photos, manuscripts, signed books, scripts, and other relics; Great Masters Rao paintings, sculpture, tea, jade and bamboo slips. To promote the development of original culture, the first book fair set up a "creative space", showing cartoonist Jimmy, Lau Wan-kit, of Lee and Hsu Cheng Yi's manuscripts, as well as Hong Kong's famous design brand GOD GOD Douglas Young, founder of the creative design. "Super avid reader card" initial public offering.


The theme of 2010 is set to "Green Book." Visitors are expected to 100 million people in this new high. Given last year's book fair was a model Xuan Bin dominate the girls and caused a lot of visitors to the Book Fair to protest, the Assembly decided to refuse the person signing this Session Book Fair will be held in the application. This year's "Kids" will move to Hall 3B-E (3rd floor, New Wing), for parents and children to provide a wider space for activities Kuo, area last year also increased by about 30%. Large demand for light industry, this year's new "e-books and digital publishing" area, brought together about 20 exhibitors showcasing the latest e-books and digital reading products. Area also includes a "digital interactive reading area," so that readers can operate electronic reader at the scene, view e-book information, electronic reading experience the convenience and fun. "English World" exhibition, with an area increase over the previous five percent. Organiser Hong Kong Trade Development Council to strengthen the co-operation of the Mainland and Taiwan travel agents, will visit Hong Kong Book Fair joined the tour, to encourage visitors to purchase books and participate in cultural activities. PRD departure package tours, some as low as 68 yuan. In addition to co-operation with other travel agencies, the General Assembly Ad Hoc visitors at the Book Fair Box Office and special access, visitors only need to present valid ID, you can visit the book fair fare of 10 yuan. The Hong Kong Tourism Board Visitor Information Centre's book fair will also distribute information and coupons to attract tourists to visit. [1] Book Fair from 2010 July 21 to 27 July was held for seven days, book end, book fair attendance of 92 million visitors over thirteen thousand people, representing an increase of two percent. Although an increase in visitors, but unfortunately due to bad weather the past few days and reading electronic books have gotten the reader to accept, rather than the physical book sales fell last year.


The Hong Kong Book Fair is going to be held from the 15 to 21 of July at HKTDC , Wan Chai.

On 15,16,19 and 20 of July the book fair will be open until 22:00.

On the 17,18 of July the book fair will be open until midnight.

Information of previous fair[edit]

Session Year Theme Attendance Remarks
1 1990 200,000
13 2002 430,000
14 2003 430,000
15 2004 500,000
16 2005 640,000 The first time that introduction of tickets for admission after 6 pm, which at 22:00 on the 1st Free admission
17 2006 680,000 Admission tickets again
18 2007 Reading of Hong Kong 760,000 Extended to 7 days,which is the first time to set up the theme.
19 2008 Reading the world‧To the world 830,000
20 2009 Multiculturalism and originality‧20th anniversary 900,000
21 2010 From Hong Kong to the world-care the society.care the global 920,000
22 2011 Reading the world.Reading as self-discovery 950,000 The highest attendance


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