Book Fair ends today

The Hong Kong Book Fair will close at 5pm today, with vendors offering massive discounts to last-minute shoppers.

With the 7-day event scheduled to end today, members of the public were seen bringing along their suitcases today hoping to strike some last-minute deals.

Many of the vendors were seen offering discounts on their books, with some travel guidebooks selling at HK$5 only.

A book vendor said the fair this year had attracted fewer people than in the previous one, with sales dropped by nearly 30 percent.

Another vendor said they were hoping to get rid of all the books before the fair wraps up, without needing to bring the books away from the venue.

“We are selling many of our books at HK$5 each today, with the books’ original price at HK$30 to HK$60,” the vendor said.

Meanwhile, a shopper said the discounts on books this year were way less than what was offered in the previous book fair, affecting his desire to make more purchases.

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