Besucher:innen und Messestände von veschiedenen Verlagen in der Halle auf der Leipziger Buchmesse.

Leipzig Book Fair is the place where authors and audiences meet, celebrate the diversity of literature and create a big stage for the novelties of the year. This is where the world of words becomes alive - and you can be there! Become a part of the great reading festival and present your publishing programme or range of services to professional visitors and book enthusiasts - up close and personal!

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

Save the Date: The upcoming Leipzig Book Fair will take place from 27 to 30 March 2025.
Exhibitor registration will open starting July 2024.

Great Reasons to Exhibit at the Trade Fair

1. Acquire New Customers

More than 283,000 visitors flock to Leipzig Book Fair (2024) 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 2,080 exhibitors from 40 countries (2024), Leipzig Book Fair is host to a broad and multi-faceted range of literature and media and thus inspired 283,000 visitors at the fairgrounds and throughout the city area at the last event. Exhibitors are divided into the following exhibition areas: LBM24_Exhibtion_Areas_and_Hall_Layouts (PDF, 908 kB)

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.



Newspapers and Magazines


Manga-Comic-Con is part of Leipzig Book Fair and is the large sections that focuses on graphic novels, manga, anime, games and cosplay.

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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 274,000 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.

Leipzig liest – and Celebrates Literature

Europe's biggest reading festival also takes place within Leipzig Book Fair. With some 3,000 events, Leipzig liest offers a platform that brings authors, books and media closer to the public in a very unique way.

Zwei Personen sitzen auf der Bühne und unterhalten sich, im Vordergrund sieht man verschwommene Zuschauer:innen. Im Hintergrund leuchtet das Logo der Leipziger Buchmesse.
2,800 events
From readings to discussion panels and participatory events: take advantage of Leipzig liest's multifaceted supporting programme.
Zwei Personen stehen um einen Hochtisch, die männliche spricht ins Mikrofon. Im Hintergrund sind viele Pflanzen.
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.

Eine Person liest in einem Buch und lehnt sich zurück. An der Wange hängt ein Mikrofon.
3,400 participants
Make unforgettable appearances with star authors, newcomers, pop stars and political celebrities.

Impressions of Leipzig Book Fair

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