Leipzig Book Fair is a crowd puller and a major platform for literature education and the promotion of reading. Present your publishing programme or range of services directly to customers. This allows you to inform both trade visitors and reading fans personally about your book, media and service offers on-site.

At Planning a trade fair stand we have compiled all the important information for your trade fair and event planning.

Save the Date: next Leipzig Book Fair will take place from 21 to 24 March 2024.

Great Reasons to Exhibit at the Trade Fair

1. Acquire New Customers
More than 286,000 visitors flock to Leipzig Book Fair every year to discover new literary publications.
2. Direct Customer Contact
You can sell your new titles to customers directly at your stand or through the trade fair bookshop.
3. Raise Your Profile
Take advantage of this ideal opportunity to showcase both your product range and your company in the best possible light.
4. Maintain Regular Contacts
Meet representatives of the German-language and international literary scene in person all in one place.
5. Present New Products
Present your product range to a wide audience of visitors and media representatives.
6. Feedback
Talk to buyers and readers to learn what they are looking for.

Major Platform for Literature

With over 2,500 exhibitors from 46 countries (2019), Leipzig Book Fair is host to a broad and multi-faceted range of literature and media and thus inspired 286,000 visitors at the fairgrounds and throughout the city area at the last event. Exhibitors are divided into the following exhibition areas:

autoren@leipzig, Offers for Authors

The book industry is undergoing fundamental changes: The reading experience is becoming more multifaceted and digital. Podcasts, audio books and eBooks are gaining more and more fans. As a result, the demands on authors and publishers are also changing. The tailor-made conference programme autoren@leipzig provides orientation for both professions.

Fiction and Non-Fiction

Kids, Young Adults & Education

With more than 500 events, the Children, Youth and Education theme world offers numerous adventures for young audiences: they get to know new literary heroes and enjoy rousing concerts. Numerous activities invite them to join in. In addition, young literature fans can meet the creators behind their favourite books and take a look behind the scenes of their creation.

Book Art & Graphics, Art Schools

Aesthetically appealing books and artistic graphics are high-quality cultural assets. At the Leipzig Book Fair you can marvel at them and purchase them: experience limited edition artists' books, graphics, hand press prints and artistic book projects.

Service Providers for the Book industry, Non-Book

Textbooks, Non-Ficition, Science

Digital World: Audio, Film & Media

Debates about the issues of the day are not only conducted in the printed book, you can also hear them, see them or even discuss them together. In the digital world of the Book Fair, you will experience the latest developments around eBook, audio offerings such as podcast and audio book as well as film and moving image - always on the pulse of time.


Writers have perhaps the keenest view of the present and the past, whether considering politics and society or looking at individual people with their thoughts and feelings. They whisk their readers away to unknown regions, evoke intimate feelings and create new contexts. Each year more than 400 international exhibitors attend Leipzig Book Fair to showcase the rich diversity and latest developments in the world of literature – often with some surprises in store.

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Art Books


The Leipzig Book Fair continues the great musical tradition of the city of Leipzig. With its exhibition area on music in Exhibition Hall 4, it draws attention to innovations and creative developments in the industry.



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Why is Leipzig Book Fair Such a Popular Event?

The atmosphere at Leipzig Book Fair is unrivalled. It regularly draws around 286,000 book and media fans to Leipzig each year to experience the world of literature live, and get together to celebrate their enthusiasm. This is where they have the opportunity

  • to discover books and media in a very special way, and share this experience with their friends.
  • to discover new publications first hand.
  • to enjoy the wonderful world of literature in a relaxed setting with family and friends.
  • to find out about educational offers directly from you, the exhibitor.
  • to experience authors live at readings and book signings.
  • as well as to visit the Manga Comic-Con.

What our exhibitors of 2019 say

  • Interesting Contacts
    "This was my fourth time at the Leipzig Book Fair and all I can say is: it's totally worth it! I presented two new publications and was thrilled with the discussions I had with readers. I was also able to expand my network of partner bookshops in Leipzig and make contact with an amazing number of exciting bloggers. Leipzig has established a focus on Eastern Europe that is particularly important for me. I'll definitely be back next year!" – Stefan Monhardt, Owner, Edition Monhardt
  • Huge Crowds at our Stand
    "We have so much to do that we haven't even had a chance to look round the fair – that's a real surprise for us. It's our first time here. We're thrilled to be met with such an interested audience who are so eager to discuss with us. We were especially pleased to welcome many school classes to our stand. We've also been positively surprised by the many questions regarding the European election." – Susanne Bade, Assistant to the European Parliament in Berlin
  • The Leading Trade Fair for Educational Media
    "We have been part of this from the very beginning and are really pleased to see the increase in demand for educational media. Our end customers are educators, more and more of them are coming to our stand. For us, the Book Fair is the leading fair in the region for the educational media industry." – Michael Geiger, Westermann BMS Bildungsmedien
  • Overwhelming Numbers of Visitors
    "We were pleased to welcome our 500th member to the Selfpublisher Verband (Selfpublisher Association) at the Leipzig Book Fair. Needless to say, this was celebrated in style. We were very happy with the turnout – it was overwhelming. Our Meet & Greet with the authors was also a success and was in high demand with visitors. Our stand is located right next to the stage. I found the colourful mix of specialist and casual visitors particularly stimulating." – Jana von Bergner, Press Spokesperson for the Selfpublisher-Verband
  • Events in High Demand
    "Our participation in this trade fair was a resounding success. It's easy here to get a feel for what readers are interested in. We found our exact target group here. Many of the books at our stand were looked at and also sold. One thing in particular that I was pleasantly surprised at was the great demand for our events. Even the most demanding topics generated interest. I really value the fact that the Leipzig Book Fair also presents events covering challenging topics." – Stefan Lemke, Press Officer Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Publishers

Leipzig liest – and Celebrates Literature

Europe's biggest reading festival also takes place within Leipzig Book Fair. With some 2,400 events, Leipzig liest offers a platform that brings authors, books and media closer to the public in a very unique way.

2,400 Events
From readings to discussion panels and participatory events: take advantage of Leipzig liest's multifaceted supporting programme.
300 Venues for Readings

From traditional locations like Leipzig's city hall to unusual places like a tea store or a pharmacy: Inspire your audience at the fair or in the city.

2,500 Participants
Make unforgettable appearances with star authors, newcomers, pop stars and political celebrities.

Impressions of the Leipzig Book Fair

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