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2004 London Book Fair set to be busiest ever.

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Early figures are showing that the 2004 London Book Fair (LBF), has hosted a record number of foreign visitors, helping it become the busiest LBF ever.

Visitor numbers were up 9% on the opening day of 2003, with a 20% jump in international visitors, turning the event from a UK trade show into an international sales and rights event. A spokesperson for the LBF said that attendance was up considerably on previous years.

Publishers suggested however that the number of UK booksellers had fallen, despite the fact the organisers made efforts to attract retailers and have seen a dramatic increase in numbers over the last few years. All major UK booksellers - including Ottakar's, Waterstone's and WH Smith - were well represented, reports The Bookseller.
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