The Shanghai Children’s Book Fair is scheduled to take place from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th November 2020 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the organisers are not able to confirm at the time of writing if people arriving from outside China will still need to quarantine for 14 days in November. They are therefore offering a Book Showcase option for international participants unable to attend in person. If travel is possible, the booking can be moved over to a stand booking.

Details of both options can be found here.

Important information:
Please note that although the shipping deadline for this fair is 1st October, the deadline for submitting your list of books to the Chinese authorities is Tuesday 25th August. The shipper needs to have the list of books in advance is to allow time for the broker to collate and submit the information to the Chinese Government censorship team before their deadline of September 1st. Lists can be submitted after the 1st September deadline, but there is a late submission fee of approx. £350.00 per shipment.

The Publishers Association provides all publishers (members and non-members; large and small) with an easy one-stop service for all major book fairs. We understand that international book fairs are an important part of your marketing plan and represent a substantial investment. Our Book Fair Service offers an efficient and cost-effective way to reduce the amount of time you spend organising your participation.

For further information or to discuss your requirements, please email Gloria Bailey.