The Hong Kong Book Fair hosts a range of literary and cultural events. This year the focus was on high-tech trends, as paper books give way to e-readers and cellphones. Annie Cheung and Zhang Jing report from Hong Kong.

With one simple scan, teacher Gladys Lau fed into her handset information about an exhibition featuring Hong Kong’s literature and writers at the Hong Kong Book Fair, which was held from July 16 to 22.

Hundreds of bookworms poured into the convention centre in Wan Chai this morning as the biggest event in the city’s literary calendar kicked off: SCMP

Hundreds of bookworms queued up in Wan Chai on Wednesday morning for Hong Kong’s biggest annual book fair, with some having camped out overnight to be among the first to hit the booths.

The Hong Kong Book Fair, which has run for the past quarter of a century, is open from today until next Tuesday at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. There are 570 exhibitors from 31 countries and regions.