The London Book Fair could start on a Monday next year, abandoning its traditional weekend start.
The 2007 show is currently scheduled to take place at ExCeL from Sunday 4th March until Tuesday 6th. But organiser Reed Exhibitions is canvassing exhibitors about moving it to Monday 5th March through to Wednesday 7th. It said initial feedback indicated the change would be made; a final decision will be taken in the next two weeks.
The fair traditionally started on a Sunday to enable retailers to attend, but many bookshops are now also open on Sundays.
Reed's group exhibitions director Alistair Burtenshaw said: "There are certain groups who would like to consider a move to Monday, and there are certain groups who would like us to stay as we are. We always carry out extensive exhibitor research and are waiting for the results. If the majority of people would like to move the dates, we will see if there is anything we can do for next year."
From The Bookseller