Hong Kong Book Fair
The Hong Kong Book Fair is an international book fair and has established itself as a platform for cultural exchange, not just for Hong Kong but the globe as a whole. The exhibition is divided into several themed zones representing various sectors in the world of publishing and ensuring that the Hong Kong Book Fair keeps up with trends in the industry. New zones include multimedia, featuring e-books, online publishing, audio-visual learning aids and educational software. Other zones will focus on books related to the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, teenagers, children and religion. Hong Kong Book Fair is held annually and in conjunction with the Hong Kong Publishing Copyright Fair.
The annual exhibition at the City Hall organized 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. The Fair has become an annual major event in Hong Kong, with the number of visitors reaching a new high every year. The organizer, 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 organizing 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.
During the pandemic, the Hong Kong Book Fair provided an online platform to enable participation for the public, who love reading and learning. They specially collected a series of online reading, learning and cultural activities resources provided by their partners to broaden our horizons and thinking, cleanse our souls, inspire our lives, and equip us with a stronger self.
The exhibition offers various books and publications, such as, books for children and teens, religious and spiritual books, e-books and e-learning resources, sports and leisure books, they also have exhibitions showcasing education and learning, hobbies, audio-visual and multimedia products. One is sure to find something for everyone.