London Book Fair 2012

I have just spent three days at the London Book Fair, helping out on the Choc Lit stand and it’s been great fun!  The huge halls at Earl’s Court were absolutely buzzing, the excitement of all the discussions going on around us almost tangible.  Just being surrounded by so many books and book-related things is wonderful, and judging by everyone’s enthusiasm, I wasn’t alone in enjoying it.

Apart from the fact that we were handing out lovely little chocolate hearts wrapped in mauve foil (we sampled quite a few), I got to speak to lots of interesting people.  And just watching everyone go by was fascinating too!

From the many languages I overheard it seemed that just about every country was represented and I had a chance to try out my best Spanish (very rusty!!) and some Swedish of course.  I even had a go at Japanese, but was quite relieved to find the lady in question spoke extremely good English since my vocabulary is fairly limited!

There were some great displays too and the one I liked the best is this arch made out of books – I’m very tempted to try and duplicate this at home!  (But I doubt I’ll succeed …)  All in all, a great three days!


  1. What fun, Christina. Sometimes I wish I lived much closer to London 🙂

    Comment by Melinda Hammond (Sarah Mallory) — April 19, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

  2. Wow! I’m so impressed with your language skills, Christina. It sounds as if you had a really interesting three days. Well done for flying the Choc Lit flag… and handing out the chocolates!

    Comment by Chris Stovell — April 19, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

  3. It was lovely to bump into you there Pia! Fantastic atmosphere wasn’t it!

    Comment by Helen Hollick — April 19, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

  4. Those little chocolate hearts are nice, aren’t they? I got a supply at the launch for Never Coming Home. The Book Fair sounds facinating, if exhausting. You deserve a share of the chocs!

    Comment by Evonne — April 19, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

  5. Thank you all for your comments! Yes, great atmosphere and the chocolate hearts certainly helped 🙂
    Lovely to see you there, Helen, and Melinda you must come next year! You too, Chris and Evonne!

    Comment by Christina Courtenay — April 22, 2012 @ 10:48 pm

  6. I would have loved the event, maybe one day.

    Comment by lindyloumacinitaly — April 27, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

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