The London Book Fair 2017 In Pictures


We’ve had a fantastic time at The London Book Fair this week. What a positive and buzzy vibe – so much creativity and a love of books under one huge roof.
If you didn’t meet us at LBF, and you’re going to be at The Bologna Book Fair, details are below on who’s who at Bright.

We look forward to sharing our Bright portfolio with you.

Here’s our round up of the week in pictures. 

Book pics

Spotting our illustrators at the children’s book hub on the first floor at LBF. Featured here: Dave Shephard, illustrating for The Lonely Planet children’s range, soon to be available at The Bright Emporium; Karl James Mountford’s illustrations for  M.G. Leonard’s Beetle Queen, published by Chicken House; Ryan Wheatcroft’s We Are Family, by Patricia Hegarty, published by Caterpillar Books; Richard Jones with Libby Walden – Town Mouse, Country Mouse and Feelings, published by Caterpillar Books.

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A giant cover of Mrs Mole I’m Home, by Jarvis on the Walker Books stand, publishing 6th April 2017; an exciting peek at the cover of Richard Smythe’s forth-coming picture book with Frances Lincoln, Toad has Talent, publishing September 2017.

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A sneaky preview of Matt Hunt’s Message in a Bottle (published by Scholastic April 2017)


Nadia Hussain’s Bake Me a Story, illustrated by Clair Rossiter was shortlisted as a children’s book of the year at the #Nibbies #GoNadia and #GoClair

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‘Publishers and agents have noted an “upbeat” mood at this year’s fair, with many saying that the publishing industry can play an important role in helping people to navigate through or escape from the prevailing turbulent political climate’
The Bookseller (full article here).

Bright agents are certainly looking forward to Bologna Book Fair in a few weeks time and the brilliant rights opportunities for our artists and partnering publishers. If you haven’t already, please do book a meeting with them here.

Attending Bologna Book Fair this year are:


For more info on each individual agent, and their portfolio of artists, click here.

Under the rainbow

The Bright team under the rainbow on the yellow brick road (brilliant idea) including from left to right: Bright founder and MD Vicki Willden-Lebrecht; Emporium Gallery Manger, Lorna Oakley-Smithfield; Marketing Manager, Harriet Steger; Marketing Co-ordinator, Lucy Mayer and Artist Co-ordinator, Jess Lomax.

Thanks to The London Book Fair for a great week, and to all who made it such a fantastic place for us to showcase our artists.

We look forward to working with you, and seeing more of you in Bologna.

The Bright Team