Book business mecca
London gears up for International Book Fair
March 19, 1998
Web posted at: 3:17 p.m. EDT (1517 GMT)
(CNN) -- If you are in the book publishing business or you just love books, then London is where you want to be March 22-24. Thousands of sellers, agents, librarians, rights representatives and the general public will gather at the Grand and National Halls in Olympia, London.
The fair, first held in 1971, is considered one of the most important international book trade fairs. It is also one of the largest international publishing events in the United Kingdom.
Last year, a total of 20,907 attended the fair, with more than 3,000 of those from overseas.
The fair features author signings, exhibitor parties, seminars, breakfast and teas. Non-professionals can attend each day beginning at 2 p.m.
Book Fair Info:
- When: March 22-24, 1998
- Where: Grand and National Halls, Olympia, London
- Open to the public each afternoon beginning at 2 p.m.
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