Tens of thousands of remainders, bargain books, discount CDs, DVDs and stationery items are on display. The majority of exhibitors are British with a strong US presence. Both Fairs (January and September) are a mixture of shell scheme and table-top display, and are Trade Only.
Run on a Sunday and Monday, the CIANA Remainder & Promotional Book Fairs are of a size that allows buyers enough time to see the latest acquisitions from their existing suppliers as well as to explore new companies, all under one roof. They are designed primarily for placing and taking orders and provide a relaxed atmosphere in which to do business.
Both Fairs now take place in London, at different venues. There are over 40% more remainder companies exhibiting at a CIANA Fair than at the London Book Fair in April.
The January Fair is timed so that UK buyers can restock in one visit after the Christmas and New Year sales, and overseas buyers can purchase for the extended period until the spring book fairs in April and May.