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Images from the Hong Kong Book Fair 2013

Late post but here are images from the Hong Kong Book Fair, 17-23 July 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.

The annual exhibition at the City Hall organised by the Hong Kong Publishing Federation could be regarded as the predecessor of the Hong Kong Book Fair. The First Hong Kong Book Fair was held in 1990 and this year it is its 25th year. The Fair has become an annual major event in Hong Kong with the number of visitors reaching new high every year. The organiser, the HKTDC, has always been striving to promote local reading culture. Apart form extensively inviting the public to the Fair to visit and buy books, it also spares no effort in organising diversified cultural activities during the Book Fair period with a view to enhance the contents and quality of the Fair.

During the past 24 years the number of exhibitors has grown from 149 to 504 in 2009, with corresponding growth of attendance from 200,000 to 900,000 in 2009. The Fair has developed from a mere promotion platform for the industry to an annual territory-wide major reading and cultural event for the public of Hong Kong.

Major Exhibit Categories:

  • Books and Publications
  • Children’s and Teen’s Books
  • Religious Books
  • e-Books & e-Learning Resources: e-Book Readers, Audio Visual Learning Aids, Educational Software
  • Multimedia Products
  • Stationery and Printed Products

Hong Kong Book Fair 2014 will happen on  16-22 July 2014 (Wednesday – Tuesday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.

Bonus image, The Monocle Shop in Hong Kong.

Books finding new home…

Sold The Kite Runner (1st ed/print) and American Gods (1st ed/print, signed by author). Have a good shelf life, my books!

Customer Ayn’s Library, Fairy Tales Collection!

Featuring the library of customer Ayn! Notable books in this collection:

Snow Glass Apples (Signed by Neil Gaiman)
Lost Girls by Alan Moore
Ellen Datlow / Terri Windling Dark Adult Fairy Tales 6-Book Set
Adventures in the Dream Trade (Signed by Neil Gaiman)
Truffaut Books
Angela Carter, Jack Zipes and Andrew Lang (Color series) Fairy Tales
Commentary & social studies about Fairy Tales

Happy Browsing! Note: Books posted here NOT FOR SALE.

COMPLETE 6-Book Set! Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling Dark/Adult Fairy Tales Books

All hardbound. Probably the only complete set available for sale on Earth (/Internet).

Snow White, Blood Red (1993)
Black Thorn, White Rose (1994)
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears (1995)
Black Swan, White Raven (1997)
Silver Birch, Blood Moon (1999)
Black Heart, Ivory Bones (2000)

Contributing authors: Neil Gaiman, Susanna Clarke, Tanith Lee, Jane Yolen, Nancy Kress, Gene Wolfe, Kathe Koja, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Roger Zelazny, and many more…

A jealous prince plots the destruction of his hated broter’s wedding by inventing a “magic” suit of clothing visible only to the pure at heart…

A marvelous frog holds an astonishing secret, until a maiden’s kiss reveals a terrible truth…

A troll-killing, princess-rescuing warrior is compelled to consider events from his adversaries’ point of view…

A young girl’s strange fairy tale obsession results in a brutal murder…

An embittered mother cares for her slowly dying son who is trapped in a thicket that guards a sleeping beauty…

A take on Rapunzel, which takes place in modern times, in the beauty-pageant circuit, yet follows the old story almost exactly.

A Sleeping Beauty retelling set in an alternate, magic-rich nineteenth-century England, and full of insight about the nature of “true love”. Ends not happily, but perfectly.

“Snow in Summer” turns the tables on Snow White’s evil stepmother with a deep-dish apple pie and a fry pan.

“Goldilocks Tells All” is especially memorable for its Jerry Springer-like portrayal of the ultimate dysfunctional family.

A seduced prince willingly and knowingly fell prey to a sensuous usurper’s treachery…

A flesh-eating ogre gamboled in the footlights…

… and many more…. 

 

 

Erotic, compelling, witty, and altogether extraordinary, these stories lay bare our innermost demons and desires- imaginatively transforming our youthful fantasies into things darker, slyer and more delightfully subversive.

All hardbound, posted on our website here.

Three years later, SANDMAN AND DEATH 20TH ANNIVERSARY Bookends

Back in March 2008 we posted a blog entry regarding the release of the limited edition Sandman & Death’s 20th Anniversary Bookends.

Value upon release: USD295.00

Almost 3 years later, estimated value now: USD800-1,000

Stop and remember that moment when you didn’t buy it then…

– image from DC Direct

Random Post 0001: A Student’s Redesign of Avalon.ph

 

Found this one while browsing for “Avalon.ph”. A student’s redesign of Avalon.ph by batongbato.

– Image from batongbato’s deviantart (link above)