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Frankfurt Book Fair

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the largest international book fair in the world receiving visitors and book dealers from over 100 countries. The event is largely focused around trade, distribution, and selling though the fair has quite a heritage to it with some 500 years under its belt. Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press just outside of Frankfurt in the town of Mainz, and the first fair was held by local publishers shortly afterwards; historically, Frankfurt is uniquely qualified to hold a book fair. In 2012 Frankfurt hosted 7,000 international exhibitors and more than 3,200 events at the book fair. The festivities include many lectures, workshops and conferences as well as book signings and discussions. This is a great event for industry professionals like publishers, booksellers and writers, looking to network and pick up new skills but the fair also attracts throngs of people who come to meet their favorite authors and enjoy the colourful literary atmosphere. The fair covers an enormous range of literary genres with cookery classes for the foodies, high-brow academic discussions and comic book exhibits as well as lots of events for children. For details on each year's programme check out the official website.

Venue: Frankfurt am Main

Date: October 2013 TBA

Website: www.frankfurt-book-fair.com/en/fbf/