The 32nd Hong Kong Book Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will run from 20th to 26th July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). As one of the events celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), this year’s Book Fair has invited acclaimed writers and organised over 600 seminars and cultural activities.
With the overarching theme “History and City Literature”, the Book Fair will walk visitors through Hong Kong’s cultural and historical development and portray the city’s charm through the creations of this year’s featured authors, echoing the tagline “Reading the World: Stories of Hong Kong”. The Book Fair will run in parallel with the HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo and HKTDC World of Snacks which are expected to attract a total of over 700 exhibitors, offering visitors stimulation for the brain, body and palate with a single entry ticket.
“The theme this year, ‘History and City Literature’, selected by the Hong Kong Book Fair Cultural Events Advisory Panel, is particularly meaningful. Only through words and texts can the city’s historical evolution from a small fishing village to an international metropolis be so well depicted and documented. These countless wonderful books help narrate many of the city’s stories and display its unique character in a vivid and timeless way. The Book Fair has invited renowned authors to share their creative journey and spread the joy of reading to the public. The HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo and HKTDC World of Snacks will be held alongside the Book Fair and offer a selection of sports and leisure products and experiences, as well as tasty treats from around the world,” Sophia Chong, Deputy Executive Director of the HKTDC.