Leipzig Book Fair

Leipzig Book Fair is the most important get-together in the spring for the book and media industry, connecting readers with authors, publishers and media companies from Germany and around the world. They all visit Leipzig to experience a diversity of literature, discover innovations and gain new perspectives.

Leipzig Book Fair 2022 takes place 17 - 20/03/2022.

  • Leipzig liest extra, 27–30 May
    You are invited to join us for a special edition of our reading festival from 27–30 May.

Let's read!

That's the motto at the Leipzig liest extra (Leipzig reads extra) reading festival. Even though Leipzig Book Fair cannot take place this year due to the pandemic, we still intend to focus on literature and celebrate the world of words. You are invited to join us for a special edition of our reading festival from 27–30 May. Experience Leipzig liest extra at selected venues around Leipzig and on our website. Meet authors, stay abreast of current discussions and immerse yourself in the world of books. We look forward to your visit!

Here are the key themes and programme highlights:

  • Portugal as Guest of Honour: read more
  • Common Ground: Literature from South-East Europe: read more
  • ARD Forum
  • The Blue Sofa
  • Award ceremonies, including Leipzig Book Fair Prize, the Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding , Der Lesekompass (Reading Compass), Kurt Wolff Prize, Prix des lycéens allemands 2021 (German high school prize), SERAPH and Sales Award.
  • Manga Comic-Con events
  • Leipziger Autorenrunde (author workshops)
  • and much more.

Impressions of Leipzig liest extra