London, 31 March 2021. Due to ongoing uncertainty around international travel, plans for The London Book Fair (LBF) are still in the process of being determined, with a final decision about the fair’s format to be announced mid-April.
Andy Ventris, Director of LBF: “The past year has presented challenges unlike any other, and we are having to respond to a very fluid situation both here in the UK and internationally. We promised to update the trade about plans for the 2021 fair by the end of March. Given the continuing uncertainty around international travel, we are currently planning for all scenarios and will update with a final decision in mid-April. We continue to closely monitor the situation on a daily basis, and are in constant communication with our stakeholders and our Advisory Board so that we can reflect their views and support the trade as best possible in these difficult circumstances. I’d like to thank the publishing community for its ongoing support.”
LBF, which was originally scheduled for March 2021, was moved to 29 June – 1 July to provide the best possible opportunity of creating a live event where the publishing industry can reconnect and do business. Currently, the UK government plans to lift all lockdown restrictions in England from 21 June.
LBF will return to its usual Spring dates in 2022.