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29th Hong Kong Book Fair Opens Tomorrow
With Record Exhibitor Numbers and Heavyweight Line-up 

17 July 2018– The 29th HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair opens Wednesday (18 July) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and will continue through 24 July. A record number of 680 exhibitors from 39 countries and regions will present books on a wide range of topics and in various languages. Under the theme of the year, “Romance Literature,” the 2018 Book Fair Art Gallery will feature a thematic exhibition “Love Between the Lines” showcasing famous Hong Kong romance writers. Other exhibitions to be held at the Art Gallery will include “Photo Gallery of Silk Road", “A Journey to Zhejiang” and “A Gem of Chinese Culture - Cantonese Opera”.

Renowned authors from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Singapore, France, Latvia, Spain and the United Kingdom will take part in an array of events, including the World of Knowledge Seminar Series and the English Reading and Creative Writing Seminar Series.

The popular English Avenue will feature a wide variety of books from Commercial Press, Popular Book Company Ltd and Confidence Book Club.

We cordially invite you and your representatives to visit the fair and attend associated events.

Fair details are as follows:

The 29th HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair


18-24 July 2018 (Wednesday to Tuesday)

Opening Hours

18 - 19 July: 10am-10pm
20 - 21 July: 10am-Midnight (Hall 3 opens till 11:00 pm)
22 - 23 July: 10am-10pm
24 July: 9am-5pm


Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre


Adult Ticket: HK$25

Child Ticket: HK$10 (for primary school students / children under 1.22m tall)
* Children under 3 and adults over 65 will be admitted free of charge


Tickets are available now at Hong Kong Ticketing and designated 7-11 and Circle K stores. Visitors can also purchase tickets on-site at the fairground ticket office.

The public can purchase admission e-tickets via Tap & Go mobile wallet and Octopus & O! ePay App from now on. More information is available on Tap & Go and Octopus websites.

Concessionary Tickets

Morning Admission Ticket (entry before noon): HK$10 (only on sale at the fairground each day) 

Special Re-entry Promotion: Visitors who purchase a regular adult ticket (HK$25) or child ticket (HK$10) dated 18 or 19 July can enjoy one-time free admission on 20, 21 or 22 July (Fri, Sat, Sun) after 5 pm by presenting the whole stub attached to the admission ticket.

The offer is not applicable to other types of admission tickets (including morning admission tickets, concessionary tickets, VIP tickets and complimentary tickets.) Visitors with Hong Kong Book Fair tickets valid for 18-24 July can also visit the second Hong Kong Sports & Leisure Expo

Super Pass: HK$80
Pass holders have unlimited entry to the book fair and can use a special entrance to avoid queuing.

Book Fair Website

/ Mobile app
(For details and seminar registration)

Cultural July Website

Hong Kong Sports & Leisure Expo Website


Media enquiries

Please contact the HKTDC's Communications & Public Affairs Department:

Sunny Ng          Tel: (852) 2584 4357          Email:
Angel Leong    Tel :(852) 2584 4194            Email:
Joshua Cheng Tel: (852) 2584 4395            Email:

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