The Hong Kong Book Fair will take place at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, from July 19-25. This focus of this year’s edition of the annual event will be Children’s and Young Adult Literature

The book fair will feature more than 760 exhibitors from more than 30 countries and regions. Some of the major exhibit categories will be Children’s and Teen’s Books, Multimedia Products, and e-Books & e-Learning Resources. 

The 33rd edition of the fair will feature appearances and the works of Children’s and Young Adult Literature writers like A Nong, the late Ho Tsz, the late Quenby Fung, Chau Mat-mat, Leong Monk-fung, Wei Ya, Sun Wai-ling, Poon Ming-chu and Poon Kam-ying. 

Some of the guests will host sharing sessions under the event’s theme ‘Reading the World: The Joy of Reading for Children & Youth’ as part of a seminar series to interact with book lovers. There will also be memorabilia exhibited at the Art Gallery from these authors, such as out-of-print works, manuscripts, photos, sketches and film excerpts.

The ‘English and International Reading’ seminar series will feature international writers such as Jane Houng, Jesse Q Sutanto, Mark O’Neill, and Theadora Whittington. 

Entry to the exhibition priced at HK$30 per adult, and HK$10 for children, and covers access to the Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo and the World of Snacks.

The opening hours of the Hong Kong Book Fair 2023 are:

  • July 19-20, July 23-24: 10am-10pm
  • July 21-22: 10am-11pm
  • July 25: 9am-5pm

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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