Mon, 21/06/2010 - 07:19
This year's Cape Town Book Fair, which includes a dedicated trade day entitled "Where books mean business" is to be opened by Archibishop Desmond Tutu.
The event, which runs from July 3oth to August 2nd, and is run by Frankfurt Book Fair and the Publishers' Association of South Africa, is expected to attract 45,000...
Fri, 26/06/2009 - 13:13
With the word "recession" on almost everyone's lips, there had been some initial scepticism about the success of this year's Cape Town Book Fair in June, and 60 fewer stands in the exhibition hall added to that scepticism. However, from the first hour of the fair, the public began pouring in and by the end of the four days it was...
Mon, 08/06/2009 - 13:22
The Cape Town Book Fair, which will take place from 13th June to 16th, is now is its fourth year. Organised in collaboration with the Publishers’ Association of South Africa and the Frankfurt Book Fair, this year there will be a total of 250 exhibitors from 29 countries.
With this year’s theme being 'Education for the Future...
Wed, 02/07/2008 - 13:49
The number of visitors to the third Cape Town Book Fair climbed by 1,000 on last year to 51,000 – a welcome increase, especially as the fair seemed to have got off to the slow start. This is encouraging, and so congratulations to fair director Vanessa Badroodien and her team.
The fair consists of three components: a trade fair for...
Mon, 16/06/2008 - 15:40
The wind was strong in Cape Town today, and I felt almost carried along as I walked down to the convention centre about 9.30am. With its being Youth Day, a public holiday, visitors started arriving in vast numbers from about 10am, and throughout the day the aisles were packed – very much like last year’s fair....
Sun, 15/06/2008 - 16:13
It has been a cold and overcast day in Cape Town and as I arrived at the book fair about 9.30am there were only a few visitors around. By about noon the numbers had swelled and by 4pm the aisles were very busy, and at least one ATM in the convention centre had run out of cash. But overall there has been a feeling that the fair has so far...
Sat, 14/06/2008 - 14:14
On arriving at the book fair at about 10am, my initial impression was that it was quiet with not too many visitors compared to previous years. After about two hours, however, the masses had flocked in and come lunch time I once again ended up sitting on a staircase with my tray balanced on my lap. And the trend is that the fair will become even...
Wed, 11/06/2008 - 13:16
It’s that time of the year again, when publishers, writers and readers converge on the Cape Town Convention Centre for the annual Cape Town Book Fair. Now in its third year, the event – in partnership with the Publishers’ Association of South Africa and the Frankfurt Book Fair...
Mon, 18/06/2007 - 12:34
More than 35,000 visitors flocked to the opening weekend of the 2007 Cape Town Book Fair - already beating last year's total four-day visitor tally of 26,000. The fair, which blends industry and general public strands, aims to become Africa's dominant book event, filling the gap left by the demise of Zimbabwe's book fair.
Mon, 18/06/2007 - 12:24
London literary agent Isobel Dixon saw her authors sweep the board at the Sunday Times Literary Awards, South Africa's equivalent of the Man Booker Prize. Dixon, who was born and educated in South Africa but now works in the UK for the Blake Friedmann Agency, represents all four of the winners and the runners-up of the Sunday Times Fiction...