Hong Kong Book Fair rescheduled to July 2021 due to COVID-19

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The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) announced Monday that the Hong Kong Book Fair was rescheduled to July 2021 in view of the latest COVID-19 pandemic developments.

Organized by the HKTDC, the Hong Kong Book Fair is the largest annual literary fest in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Running in summer each year, it features publications and writers from different countries and regions.

The HKTDC announced earlier that the book fair had been rescheduled to run on Dec. 16 to 22 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. It has since been monitoring the pandemic situation closely while maintaining close contact with the local health authorities and the industry.

It was agreed unanimously by the HKTDC and supporting organizations that there would be significant risks should the event be held in December, even with various precautionary measures being put in place.

To make it easier for booklovers to purchase books and products during the pandemic, a brand-new book fair online section has been introduced on the website and mobile app, bringing together exhibitors' online retail platforms in the "Exhibitor Directory" webpage.

A Cultural Journey Online webpage has also been set up on the website to showcase different e-reading resources, museum exhibitions and cultural activities, according to the HKTDC.

The Hong Kong Book Fair celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019, attracting about 980,000 visitors. 

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