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Leipzig Book Fair and Leipzig liest (Leipzig reads) herald the book year 2013 – After four exhibition days and 2,800 events at the Leipzig book fair and in the city centre of Leipzig it has been confirmed: The book in its diversity is still unbrokenly in high esteem amongst the readers. The Leipzig fair closes today with a pleasing balance sheet. For the beginning of the year of the book sector roughly 168,000 visitors streamed to the exhibition facilities, amongst them approximately 50,000 professional visitors. 2,069 publishing companies from 43 countries presented themselves to the inspired public on 69,000 square metres exhibition area. The exhibitor survey carried out on behalf of the Leipziger Messe by the Institute for market research resulted in a very high level of satisfaction of the exhibitors. The publishing companies emphasised that they met with a very inquisitive audience in Leipzig, and that they received direct feedback at the same time. The small publishing companies were pleased about the large interest that was shown for the still unknown authors.
Eye and ear catchers for the spring of books: Audio books, CDs and DVDs/Blu-rays at the Leipzig book fair – Audio books, CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays stimulate the senses for the Leipzig book fair and Europe's largest reading festival „Leipzig reads“ from March 14 to 17, 2013. At nearly 100 events actors and dubbing actors come and go and present audio plays from mystery story's up to philosophical works. Parallel to this there are more than 130 music events. On the occasion of their 200. birthday numerous readings and performances honour two revolutionary sounds artists: Leipzig born Richard Wagner and the Italian born Giuseppe Verdi. In addition, dozens of films and animated films will be shown at the Leipzig exhibition facilities.