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Time for Books
Entertaining, informative and full of variety – Leipzig liest extra, part of the Leipzig Book Fair, offers visitors the opportunity from 27 to 30 May to experience the diversity of literature after a two-year break due to the pandemic, partly via live stream and partly in person. For four days across 80 locations in Leipzig, the spotlights will be on books, their creators and the inspiring power they hold. At over 350 readings, talks and debates by authors from Germany and abroad taking place live in Leipzig, new books for readers young and old will be unveiled, debates on current political and socio-political issues will be held and exciting entertainment will be on offer. Authors who are unable to attend in person will be connected via live stream. At long last for our visitors, certain venues with outdoor areas will be opening their doors again to the public in accordance with the regulations in force, enabling personal encounters between reading fans and authors. You can find the programme at www.leipziger-buchmesse.de. where information on in-person, digital and hybrid events is updated daily. All events at Leipzig liest extra will also be streamed free of charge via the website www.leipziger-buchmesse.de.
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Let's Read!
Personal encounters with authors – even with pandemic regulations. Making literature visible – even with the lack of platforms. Global perspectives – even with limited mobility All this will take place from 27 to 30 May. The Leipzig Book Fair will be holding an event called Leipzig liest extra with book readings throughout the city, awards for outstanding books and international gatherings online. Details of the programme will be available at the beginning of May.
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Leipzig Book Fair 2021 Will Not Take Place – Selected Literary Events in May
The current pandemic and the associated measures and travel restrictions make it impossible for exhibitors, programme participants and Leipziger Messe to continue planning the Leipzig Book Fair. That's why the combination of the Leipzig Book Fair, Manga-Comic-Con, Leipzig liest reading festival and the 27th Leipzig Antiquarian Book Fair will not take place from 27 to 30 May 2021. Instead, live readings and publisher presentations are planned in the digital space as well as at selected locations in Leipzig to tide us over until the Leipzig Book Fair in March 2022.
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Leipzig Book Fair will take place from 27 - 30 May 2021
The Leipzig Book Fair is held together with the reading festival "Leipzig liest", the Manga Comic-Con and the Antiquarian Book Fair next year from 27 to 30 May at the fairgrounds of the Leipziger Messe. The Leipziger Messe has reached this decision in consultation with the Advisory Board of the Leipzig Book Fair.
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