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Discover. Experience. Read. – The Leipzig book fair and the literature festival „Leipzig reads“ start this evening with a grand opening. The events take place in combination with the Manga-Comic-Convention and the 20th Leipzig antique book fair. For four days Leipzig will then turn into a unique stage for literature in written word, sound and image. At the Leipzig exhibition facilities a total of 2,180 exhibitors from 42 countries (2013: 2,069 from 43 countries) will present award-winning, exciting, humorous, fine - or quite simply diverse - literature for professionals as well as for literature fans: from fiction, through reference and specialised books, up to literature for children and teenagers. Europe's largest reading festival “Leipzig reads” at the exhibition facilities and throughout the entire city promises to be a unique literary experience. In 3,200 events at 410 reading locations 3,000 authors and participants present the current new publications of the spring of books.
About red benches and rice balls – The countdown has started: more than 2,000 publishing companies, more than 2,900 participants and 350 reading locations are preparing for the spring of books in Leipzig. From March 13th. to 16th. 2014 the Leipzig book fair and Europe's largest reading festival "Leipzig reads" form the start of the year for the sector for publishing companies, authors, book dealers, media and literature enthusiasts.