Your Guide to The 33rd Hong Kong Book Fair in 2023

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Your Guide to Books, Talks, and More at the 2023 Hong Kong Book Fair

The Hong Kong Book Fair, one of Hong Kong’s most highly anticipated and largest exhibition events is making its biggest comeback for its 33rd Edition this year on July 19 – 25. With shelves and racks stacked up high gathering tales, literature, fiction and more, this year’s book fair is sure to be an exciting occasion for bookworms, families and friends.

With this year’s tagline being Reading the World: The Joy of Reading for Children & Youth and a focus on “Children’s And Young Adult Literature”, attendees can explore more than 600 seminars and cultural activities from about 760 exhibitors of more than 30 countries and regions. Here’s the ultimate guide for you to make the best out of the world of literature.

When: July 19 - 25

Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

How Much: Adult: HK$30 / Child: HK$10 / Super Pass: HK$88, Passholders have unlimited entry to the Book Fair and can use the special access channel to minimize queuing time.

Opening Hours:

10AM to 10PM, July 19 – 20

10 AM to 11PM, July 21 – 22

10 AM to 10PM, July 23 – 24

9 AM to 5PM, July 25 

Featured Writers This Year

In parallel with this year’s theme, the exhibition for featured writers will highlight nine contributors to Young Adult and Children literature authors. They include A Nong, Chau Mat Mat, Wei Ya, Sun Wai Ling, Leong Monk Fung, Poon Ming-chu, Poon Kam Ying, Ho Tsz and Quenby Fung. Not only exhibiting the precious memorabilia including out-of-print works, manuscripts, photos, sketches and film excerpts, some of them will also host sharing sessions under the Theme of the Year ‘Reading the World: The Joy of Reading for Children & Youth” Seminar Series to share their views on the evolution of children's literature and shed light on their writing experiences.

Your Guide to Books, Talks, and More at the 2023 Hong Kong Book Fair

Don’t Miss Out

The Eight Seminar Series

Fans of the book fair have long supported the Eight Seminar Series, and it will continue to be one of the highlights of this year’s book fair. The seminars include genres of Renowned Writers, English and International Reading, World of Knowledge, Hong Kong Culture and History and more. Partnering with Ming Pao and Ya Zhou Magazine, the HKTDC again organizes the Renowned Writers Seminar Series addressed by leading Chinese language authors as invited speakers.

Speakers include Yu Hua, considered one of the three most talented writers in China; Luo Zhen Yu, a motivational speaker with more than 10 million audience for his New Year’s Eve speech and many more. Talents from the world including Indonesian writer Jesse Q Sutanto, who won the 2021 Comedy Women in Print Prize; Theadora Whittington, a well-known British children’s book author who published The Sand Turtle and much more, will share their ups and downs of their writing journey with Hong Kong booklovers.

Seminars from different sectors will be scheduled as well to cover a broader spectrum of topics this year, invited guests includes Hong Kong pop band in the 70s The Wynners, former Hong Kong cycling team member Wong Kam Po, Executive Council convener Regina Ip, artiste Priscilla Wong and much more. It will sure be rewarding to participate.

Treasures of Lingnan Culture Exhibition

Wong Fei Hung Movie Poster
Wong Fei Hung Movie Poster


Apart from books and literatures, the fair this year is bringing the literature exhibit into another level by collaborating with the Hong Kong Calligraphy Association and the Ling Ngai Art Association to display works by famous calligraphers and showcase paintings of Ling Nan culture, as well as Canton Porcelain, which are part of the intangible cultural heritage. The gallery will also feature a dedicated area to introduce a representative figure of Lingnan culture, Wong Fei Hung. Through books, martial arts magazines, movie leaflets and stage photos of the Chinese Robin Hood’s movies in the 1950s and 1960s, people can have a better understanding of and visualize martial arts and the history of Lingnan. Visitors can also experience the customs and culture of Lingnan through multimedia interactive art installations within the exhibition area.

What’s More

The fun does not stop as the Book Fair this year will be happening alongside with the Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo and the World of Snack exhibition, so you can enjoy a trio of exhibitions with just a single ticket. Check out more on their website by clicking here!

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