Are you going? London Book Fair and Christian Resources Together

Time to Meet at LBF 2012

Where: Lion Hudson stand, H805
When:
• Monday 16th, 1pm
• Tuesday 17th, 3:45pm
What: Meet at the LH stand then find somewhere for refreshments & chat

IF YOU’RE A CHRISTIAN BOOKSELLER or otherwise involved in the Christian book trade, two events you should have in your diary by now are the London Book Fair and Christian Resources Together:

Confirmed individual attendees at both events are Melanie Carroll from Unicorn Tree Books; and Steve & Mandy Briars, CRT’s organisers. Steve & Mandy will be at LBF on the Monday and would be happy to meet up with any retailers or suppliers pre-CRT; Melanie will be at LBF on the Monday and Tuesday and would love to meet up with anyone else who will be there.

I gather Ian Matthews from christian.co.uk also expects to be at LBF and would love to meet up; and if you haven’t discovered christian.co.uk yet, do go investigate: you’ll be glad you did.

As of the time of this post, there are a total of 127 exhibitors under the Religion & Theology category at LBF, including:

  • Ashgate, Stand L535
  • Baker, Stand W125 (EPCA* shared stand)
  • Christian Focus, Stand A547
  • Hodder & Stoughton, Stand H305
  • James Clarke & Co / Lutterworth Press, Stand J205
  • Lion Hudson, Stand H805
  • Marston, Stand N600
  • Oneworld, Stand J100
  • SPCK, Stand E625
  • Thomas Nelson, Stand 20c, 22c
  • Trust Media Distribution, Stand D515
  • Tyndale House, Stand W120 (EPCA* shared stand)
  • Zondervan, Stand W115 (EPCA* shared stand)

* EPCA: Evangelical Christian Publishers Association

I, alas, can’t make either, but that’s no excuse for the rest of you to miss out: what I will say is, depending on your approach to life, please either drink one for me or say one for me (even better: do both) while you’re there; and feel free to use the comments section on this post to compare notes, swap diaries, shout out when and where you’ll be.

Based on my previous experience of LBF, it’s well worth planning ahead: if you want to be sure of speaking to  a particular publisher or supplier, book an appointment — they will all be very busy. But it’s just as much fun to simply wander around, browse, and take it all in as a reminder of how big this industry really is…

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2 thoughts on “Are you going? London Book Fair and Christian Resources Together

  1. So far there are two + me who are there and open for a meet-up on the Monday (circumstances permitting) so is there anybody else out there going to London Book Fair that would like to meet up on the Monday too?

    Anyone with any suggestions of preferred times and places would be good. Pesonally I’m thinking somewhere with Coffee is almost a must 😉

    Though meeting at an obvious spot first – either perhaps the BA stand or one of the publishers stands before going off to find coffee is also a good idea given some of us won’t necessarily know what the others look like?

    Shout out guys as it’s only a week away now!

  2. Ok for those Christian Authors, Booksellers & Publishers that will be attending the London Book Fair there are now times and dates for chances to meet up with each other.
    Monday 16th there will be a meet up for those who can make it at 1pm – meet at the Lion Hudson Stand (H805) and then off to find coffee & tea and convivial chat!
    Tuesday 17th there will be a meet up for those that can make it at 3:45pm, again meeting point is the Lion Hudson stand (H805) before going to find refreshments and a good place to chat.
    Be wonderful to see folks, and please do pass the info on to those you know and meet.

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