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    Dear Visitors and Exhibitors

    It is with great sorrow and a heavy heart that we must inform you that this year's Leipzig Book Fair, scheduled for 27 to 30 May, will not take place. The ongoing corona pandemic, the current measures and restrictions on travel, as well as the associated planning uncertainty for exhibitors and programme participants, make it impossible to hold an event of this magnitude. The same applies to the Manga-Comic-Con, the Leipzig liest reading festival and the Leipzig Antiquarian Book Fair.

    Nevertheless, there will be selected literary events this May to tide us over until March 2022. Further steps regarding registration and event concepts will be communicated to you in due time.

    Leipzig Book Fair Prize


    We cordially invite exhibitors at the upcoming Leipzig Book Fair to submit their titles for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize 20201. The Leipziger Messe GmbH is sponsoring this award, which will be presented for the 17th time , with the support of the City of Leipzig, the Free State of Saxony and in cooperation with the Literary Colloquium Berlin. The award, worth a total of 60,000 euros, is presented by a jury of seven experts. The 15 nominees will receive 1,000 euros each, the winners of the three categories fiction, non-fiction/essay and translation 15,000 euros each.

    Registration deadline is November 30, 2020


    Leipzig reads / Conference programme


    Exhibitors at the Leipzig Book Fair can participate with their authors in the literary programme Leipzig Reads or with events in the conference programme of the Leipzig Book Fair.

    Registration for events takes place exclusively online.

    Please remember to submit your event requests in time by 15 January 2021 – the earlier registration deadline for the children and youth programme and the Fokus Bildung - and by 30 November 2020 for the Leipzig Reads programme,



    For more than 10 years, the Career Day at the Book Fair's Friday has been a meeting point for businesses, secondary/primary schools and associations with the up-and-coming members of the industry.

    It is also planned that exhibitors will be able to present themselves here in 2021. If you are interested, please contact us by phone at +49 (0) 341 678 8011.


    Participate with own events


    How to participate in the programme with your own event.

    » Register event requests


    Book sales at the Leipzig Book Fair


    The information on book sales at the Leipzig Book Fair will be published on our website: Book sales



    How to promote your trade fair activities with our support.

    » Advertising possibilities


    Media and Service Booking

    Main exhibitors can book all media services offered by Neureuter Fair Media starting September, 2020, via their customer account in the „Medienshop“. These include, for example, entries in the online exhibitor directory as well as advertisements in our programme booklets, logo entries in the exhibitor directory or online banners. You will receive the access data to your customer account by the beginning of November.


    All other services, such as parking tickets, stand cleaning, security, exhibitor passes (subject to a charge), customer invitations, rental furniture and graphic or communication offers can be ordered in your customer account starting in early March 2021.


    Exhibitors are not entitled to sublet or otherwise transfer stands allocated to them to third parties or to advertise for third companies without the approval of Leipziger Messe (see also General Cond

    Co-exhibitors / additional companies must always be registered by the main exhibitor. Registration is made via the online exhibitor registration form or subsequently by e-mail to aussteller@manga-comic-con.de. The exhibitor must pay a fee of € 188 for each co-exhibitor (see current price list).

    The registration form for co-exhibitors / additional companies can be found here (PDF, 660.1 kB)

    For each co-exhibitor, the main exhibitor receives a free exhibitor pass. Co-exhibitors are listed in the list of exhibitors (print and online).

    Exhibitors are not entitled to sublet or otherwise transfer stands allocated to them to third parties or to advertise for third companies without the approval of Leipziger Messe (see also General Conditions of Participation).


    Hotel offers

    Teaserbild Hotelzimmer, Foto Pixabay: Ming Dai

    We are happy to assist you with your hotel booking. The Leipzig Trade Fair hotel offers can be found here.


    Stand construction

    All information on stand construction and the start of the Leipzig Book Fair

    » Stand construction and start



    Important questions and answers....

    » FAQ


    Hygiene Concept

    Neben dem Hygienekonzept der Leipziger Messe gelten zur Manga-Comic-Con und Leipziger Buchmesse ergänzend spezielle Regelungen.

    Das Hygienekonzept und die speziellen Regelungen finden Sie hier.


    Still have questions?

    Still have questions? Then give us a call 0341 678-6950 or email at: aussteller@leipziger-buchmesse.de.

    We would be glad to answer your questions and address your concerns and individual requests.


    Mark your calendar!

    The next dates are:

    March 17 - 20, 2022

    March 23 - 26, 2023

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