21 - 24 March 2024 Leipzig Book Fair

Press releases

Are you looking for news about the Leipzig Book Fair? Journalists and media representatives will find press releases and statements about the Leipzig Book Fair, the Manga Comic-Con, the reading festival Leipzig liest and the Leipzig Antiquarian Book Fair here. You will also find out how the exhibitors' electronic press boxes can be useful before and during your visit to the Leipzig Book Fair.

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Current press releases

01/12/2021 Leipzig Book Fair 2022: Thinking Diversity Together Even if it seems especially difficult to look to the future right now: Planning is in full swing for the Leipzig Book Fair 2022 to take place in our exhibition halls. "We are convinced that the Leipzig Book Fair will be able to take place in our exhibition halls from 17 to 20 March", explains Martin Buhl-Wagner, Managing Director of Leipziger Messe. "The industry sorely misses this all-important platform, which offers visibility for authors and the chance to exchange thoughts on the new titles coming out in the spring. The whole city is also looking forward to this encounter with the book and media industry. We are doing everything we can to make this vital gathering possible – of course with a sophisticated Safe Expo hygiene concept for a safe and stress-free visit to the fair." With the combination of the Leipzig Book Fair, Leipzig liest and Manga Comic-Con, visitors can experience the full breadth of the world of literature and media. In addition to the new product exhibition in the exhibition hall, thousands of readings will be held on the trade fair grounds and around the city on all days of the event, inviting visitors to meet and exchange ideas with authors. In Hall 1, Manga Comic-Con presents colourful heroes from the comic and manga scene. Our host country Portugal welcomes visitors and is promising "Unexpected Encounters". Continue reading
26/05/2021 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. Continue reading
10/03/2021 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. Continue reading
29/01/2021 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. Continue reading

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