Essential Information for Our Visitors at a Glance

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Experience the Leipzig Book Fair and Europe's biggest reading festival, Leipzig liest. The most important spring event for the book and media industry brings readers, authors, publishers and the media together in one place. They all meet in Leipzig to celebrate the many facets of literature, to exchange ideas and discover what's new.

Explore the literary offerings of exhibitors from over 40 countries and be enchanted by the diverse programme of events. You can find all the important information for visitors at a glance here: from dates to our exhibition areas . There's a picture gallery to give you an impression of previous years' Leipzig Book Fair and get you in the mood for your visit.

Important Information at a Glance 
Event titleThe Leipzig Book Fair with Leipzig liest
Trade Fair Duration21 to 24 March 2024
Opening HoursThursday to Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
Dual Trade Fairs Manga-Comic-Con (Hall 1 and hall 3)
OrganiserLeipziger Messe GmbH
Messe-Allee 1, 04356 Leipzig
Locations Leipzig Exhibition Centre Halls 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and in the Glass Hall
Leipzig liest at the Exhibition Centre and throughout the city
Exhibitors2,082 from over 40 different countries (2023)
Leipzig liest participants3,200 participants in 3,000 events (2023)
Ticket shopwill open at the beginning of December 2023
Exhibitor directorywill be published on our website starting December 2023
Leipzig liest programmewill be published on our website starting 22 February 2024

Explore Our 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.



Newspapers and Magazines


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Book Sales: Purchase New Publications on the Spot

Take your latest discoveries home with you. Buy books in the Trade Fair Bookshop and at publishers' stands at the Leipzig Book Fair. Sales are at standard retail price. Many authors will sign their latest works after events in the trade fair forums.

Tip: We offer many other services at the Leipzig Book Fair besides book sales.

Impressions of the Leipzig Book Fair

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