London Book Fair Wrap-Up

The 2008 London Book Fair (LBF) was another success for the AAUP Pavilion. The Pavilion is a space in which AAUP members can reserve discounted space and benefit from the proximity of other university presses.

Reed Exhibitions, the organizers of the LBF, are working to make the London fair a must-go event for the international rights market. In both 2007 and 2008, the AAUP Pavilion seemed at times like a miniature rights center, with meetings at every table (and quite a few spilling over to the caf├ęs and seating areas nearby.) Eleven member presses took advantage of the discounted Pavilion rates this April. Reed sets the rates and handles reservations and planning, while AAUP provides on-site assistance for exhibiting presses. In addition to the AAUP Pavilion, the London Book Fair became a friend of the AAUP Annual Meeting in 20008, contributing support for the association's programs and events there. In 2009, the AAUP Pavilion will once again be offered as an option for member presses who wish to attend the London Book Fair, April 20-22.