The 2013 Beijing Book Fair will open on January 11, featuring 500,000 books by over 650 publishers, among which are more than 60 overseas publishers. The fair will be staged in an exhibition venue of 50,410 square meters in China International Exhibition Center.
According to the organizer, more than 2,350 exhibition booths have so far been reserved, and the 2013 Fair will for the first time provide retail services, and sell second-hand books on discount.
More than 3,500 book stores and government procurement agencies from both home and abroad will attend the fair. Nearly 40 purchasers come from outside the Chinese mainland, including the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Australia, Canada, India, Taiwan and Hong Kong.