Leipzig Book Fair

Leipzig Book Fair is the most important get-together in the spring for the book and media industry, connecting readers with authors, publishers and media companies from Germany and around the world. They all visit Leipzig to experience a diversity of literature, discover innovations and gain new perspectives.

The next Leipzig Book Fair will be held in conjunction with Manga-Comic-Con and Leipzig liest ["Leipzig reads"] reading festival from 21st to 24th March 2024.

Key Facts

  • Most important spring meeting of the book and media industry
  • approx. 2,500 exhibitors from over 40 countries (year 2019)
  • 286,000 visitors at the exhibition center and throughout the city, including 62,000 trade visitors (year 2019)
  • Approx. 3,400 participants in 3,600 events on 550 stages at Leipzig liest (year 2019)
  • Exhibition areas: autoren@leipzig (offers for authors), fiction and non-fiction, children, youth and education, book art & graphics, art colleges, service providers of the book industry: non-book, specialist book, non-fiction & science, digital world: audio, film & media, international, art book, music, travel, religion, newspapers and magazines
  • 108,000 sq. ft. of gross floor space (year 2019)
  • Approximately 3000 journalists (year 2019)
  • In conjunction with the Manga-Comic-Con
  • Ideal sponsor: German Publishers and Booksellers Association (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V.)

Impressions of Leipzig Book Fair 2023