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Espoo City Library, Finland wins LBF award

13 March 2019

Espoo City Library in Finland has been awarded the library of the year award at the London Book Fair (LBF), as part of the fair's International Excellence Awards. Judges said...

‘Happy children’s publishers’ at LBF 2016 

20 April 2016

ALS Library Services director Patricia Genat reports from the London Book Fair: Sunshine, showers, dinosaurs, Shakespeare and happy children’s publishers—this could be a summary of the 2016 London Book Fair...

Mood upbeat at LBF 2015 

22 April 2015

This year’s London Book Fair ran from 14-16 April, returning to the Olympia centre in West London for the first time since 2005. The mood was ‘upbeat’ and the ‘domestic noir and quirky...

Inaugural London Book & Screen Week announced

2 March 2015

The London Book Fair (LBF) has announced its first London Book & Screen Week (LBSW) to celebrate books, film and television. The event will run from 13-19 April to coincide with LBF...

LBF to hold social media conference

23 February 2015

The London Book Fair (LBF) will stage its first social media conference on trends in global publishing, reports the Bookseller. The online conference, called ‘Around the World in 8 Hours’,...

Quirky Oz titles in demand at LBF 2014

15 April 2014

This year’s London Book Fair, which wound up on 10 April, was ‘undeniably buzzy’, with international publishers ‘keen to mine Australian lists for the next Rosie Project’, reports Allen &...

PubMatch unveils rights sales function 

9 April 2014

PubMatch, an international book rights database founded by Publishers Weekly and Combined Book Exhibit, has unveiled its new rights sales function at the London Book Fair, reports Publishers Weekly. Rights@PubMatch,...

Australians upbeat at ‘busy and buzzy’ LBF 

24 April 2013

Annabel Blay from Curtis Brown reports: ‘Busy and buzzy’ was the most frequent observation from editors, agents and scouts about this year’s London Book Fair (LBF), which ran from 15-17...

2014 London Book Fair to focus on South Korea 

12 December 2012

South Korean literature will be the focus of the 2014 London Book Fair (LBF), with the country selected for the fair’s Market Focus program, reports the Bookseller. The Market Focus...

LBF director steps down 

19 September 2012

Alistair Burtenshaw is stepping down from his position as director of the London Book Fair, reports Publishers Weekly. Burtenshaw is also stepping down from the role of director of books...

Quote of the week 

26 April 2012

‘It seemed people had, for the most part, stopped talking about the state of the industry, and started talking again about their books, their authors and the increasingly inventive and...

LBF: ‘busy’ and ‘hopeful’ 

26 April 2012

While official attendance figures are yet to be released, this year’s London Book Fair (LBF) has been described as ‘busy’ and ‘hopeful’ by Australian publishers, with a large delegation from...

Oz self-publishers to attend London Book Fair 

31 January 2011

A group of Australian self-publishers are calling for local authors to participate with them in this year's London Book Fair (LBF), which will take place between 11 and 13 April.The Australian...

LBF: ‘a very weird and quiet fair’ 

20 April 2010

With the Bookseller reporting agent meetings are down 50%, the London Book Fair (LBF) this year is, in the words of Text Publishing's rights manager Anne Beilby, ‘definitely a weird...