27 - 30 March 2025 Leipzig Book Fair
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Current press releases

18/12/2023 The Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding 2024 goes to Omri Boehm The Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding 2024 goes to the German-Israeli philosopher Omri Boehm for his book Radikaler Universalismus. Jenseits von Identität (Radical Universalism. Beyond Identity). The book was published by Propyläen Verlag in September 2022 in a translation from the American by Michael Adrian. Continue reading
20/11/2023 Astrid Böhmisch to Be Leipzig Book Fair's New Director Astrid Böhmisch will be taking over responsibility for the Leipzig Book Fair on 1 January 2024. She will be taking over as Director from Oliver Zille, who is stepping down at the end of the year. Leipzig Book Fair also includes Manga-Comic-Con and "Leipzig liest", Europe's largest reading festival. Continue reading
14/11/2023 The Leipzig Book Fair: An Anchor in Turbulent Times The world has never seemed to move at such a fast pace before. How can we keep up? What can we do to make a positive impact? What new perspectives are opening up? Where can we find glimmers of hope and places for our imaginations to escape to? Answers to these questions will be supplied when the Leipzig Book Fair and the "Leipzig liest" reading festival present their extensive range of literature from 21 to 24 March 2024. In combination with Manga-Comic-Con, which will be celebrating its tenth anniversary, vast worlds of words and images will open up once again, offering a wealth of inspirational encounters and powerful emotions. For four days, Leipzig will be transformed into an international spring gathering of authors, readers, publishers and service providers. Key contributors will be the Netherlands and Flanders as guests of honour, proving themselves to be "anything but flat" by presenting their lively literary scene. Furthermore, many beloved book fair formats are being continued, and the areas dedicated to Children & Youth and Fantasy are looking forward to welcoming more exhibitors than ever before. Overall, the volume of registrations has been similar to that of the previous book fair with 2,082 exhibitors. Continue reading
04/05/2023 We missed it so much! It was a magnificent festival. There was happiness in the air wherever you went at the trade fair and at events across the city. The Leipzig Book Fair is back, along with Manga-Comic-Con and the reading festival Leipzig liest (Leipzig reads). It was wonderful to finally open the doors of the exhibition centre once again to welcome book lovers as well as writers to the award ceremonies, stand openings and other events in Leipzig. 2082 exhibitors and publishers from 40 countries joined together with over 3200 participants from all over the world to make this event happen over the last few days and contribute to new formats at the Leipzig Book Fair such as the #buchbar, the Open Society Forum and the JugendCampus (youth campus) UVERSE. Continue reading
07/11/2022 Leipzig Book Fair 2023: Literally surprising! Finally, we are celebrating the art of reading again in Leipzig. For four days from 27 to 30 April 2023, authors and their new works, publishers, service companies and the entire world of books will be on show at the Leipzig Book Fair and Manga Comic-Con. In addition to well-established event formats, there will be new and much-needed opportunities for discussion at the Leipzig Book Fair and the accompanying reading festival "Leipzig liest". Austria is the Guest of Honour this year and will also be contributing. Our neighbouring country is staging a varied programme offering surprising new insights into a world we think we know very well. Cultural variety is at the core of the new concept of the area for children and teens in Hall 3. In a broadly based workshop programme, various initiatives will demonstrate how important reading and learning are in order to facilitate cultural education and participation in society. Continue reading

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