Wan Chai, Hong Kong, The annual week-long
Hong Kong Book Fair drew a record 1.04 million visitors up to its last
day on Tuesday, but average spending among visitors declined for the
second year in a row, the South China Morning Post reported.
Attendance for the event, one of the world’s largest, was up from last
year’s figure of almost 1 million. But the average expenditure of
shoppers was HK$810 (US$100) this year, compared with HK$812 in
2017 � when the event was cut short by six hours because of Tropical
Storm Roke � and HK$902 in 2016.
This was despite publishers touting prices as low as HK$5 for two
books on closing day at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan
Source: Oman News Agency