The Club at The Ivy to host its first ever ‘pop-up’ at The London Book Fair

LONDON, 3 APRIL —The London Book Fair is delighted to announce that this year’s book fair will feature the first ever literary ‘pop-up’ version of The Club at The Ivy, the prestigious London private members’ club.

The Club at The Ivy spans three floors of the building that also houses The Ivy restaurant and it regularly plays host to publishers, agents and leading figures from across the UK’s culture scene.  Membership is by invitation only, but for just three days, this congenial club will come to Earls Court.

Located within the International Rights Centre, The Club at The Ivy at The London Book Fair offers publishers and IRC table holders the opportunity to enjoy a private space to socialise, hold meetings and relax.

Membership is available per day or for the entirety of the Fair and includes the following benefits:

• Membership for one person plus a guest
• Waiter service
• Continental breakfast, tea and bar snacks served daily
• Champagne bar with seating area
• Concierge desk offering a booking service for The Ivy and its sister restaurants (subject to availability)
• The Ivy’s florist service

The London Book Fair will be holding an exclusive Champagne reception to launch The Club on Tuesday, 16 April.

Fernando Peire, Director of The Club at The Ivy comments: “I was enamoured with the idea of teaming up with The London Book Fair, not only because we have a wonderful collection of books at The Club, but also because The Ivy and latterly The Club have been a meeting place for authors, publishers and agents since 1917. We’re proud of our literary heritage and proud to be at The London Book Fair.”.

David Roche, Non-Executive Chair of The London Book Fair says: “We are delighted to welcome The Club at the Ivy to The London Book Fair. It promises to provide a much-deserved spot of club comfort during the Fair. An oasis of calm amidst the hustle and bustle of the show floor, I hope many will embrace and benefit from this fantastic opportunity.”

Luigi Bonomi, Luigi Bonomi Associates: “Since its inception the Ivy Club has been one of the favoured hang-outs for authors, publishers, agents, actors and film producers and so, as a Founder Member of the Ivy Club, it seemed completely natural to me that the Ivy Club should have its own exclusive corner within The London Book Fair.  A place to meet and negotiate and gossip and celebrate our industry in a haven of luxury.” 

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MEDIA ENQUIRIES:

For further information about The London Book Fair 2013, please contact: Eleanor Riches at Midas Public Relations on 0207 361 7860 or eleanor.riches@midaspr.co.uk

NOTES TO EDITORS

About The London Book Fair (LBF)
The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Taking place every spring in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital, it is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. The London Book Fair brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets. The London Book Fair 2013, the 42nd Fair, will take place from 15-17 April 2013, Earls Court, London. Turkey is Market Focus country in 2013, following China in 2012. For further information, please visit: www.londonbookfair.co.uk.

About Reed Exhibitions Books & Publishing
Reed Exhibitions Books & Publishing portfolio consists of six trade and public book fairs taking place in some of the most important and dynamic book markets in the world: Brazil, France, Japan, UK and USA. Bienal do Livro São Paulo, BookExpo America, eBooks, Salon du Livre, The London Book Fair and Tokyo International Book Fair, collectively attract over 770,000 participants and 2,600 primary exhibitors and rights centre table holders, interested in buying or selling intellectual property rights, buying, selling or specifying titles, discovering the latest trends in publishing, understanding new markets or meeting authors and discovering new titles.

Working closely with professional bodies, trade associations and government departments, Reed Exhibitions Books & Publishing portfolio ensures that each and every event is targeted and relevant to the book and publishing industry’s needs. As a result many of Reed Exhibitions books and publishing events are leaders in their markets.

About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 41 countries. In 2012 Reed brought together seven million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 34 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. www.reedexpo.com

About The Club at The Ivy, 9 West Street, London WC2H 9NE
The Club at The Ivy opened in September 2008. Set over three floors above The Ivy, it is a dining club that draws members from the arts and media, providing a place to work, relax and socialise in the heart of London’s West End. Designer Martin Brudnizki has created a fresh and imaginative Art Deco take on The Ivy’s décor, with three separate but integrated floors that reflect the restaurant’s unique atmosphere, combining comfort and style, form and function. The Piano Bar is a relaxed bar and restaurant with an all-day menu; The Drawing Room is home to a library and offers a menu reflective of The Ivy’s food heritage; while The Loft is an open area with bar and informal menu, club chairs, wi-fi and Plasma screen, for club events, casual meetings and work. Membership is by invitation only.

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