The World Visits Leipzig

Writers possibly have the keenest perspective on present and past, on politics and society, on individual people and their thoughts and feelings. They whisk readers away to unknown regions, intimate feelings and new contexts.

More than 400 international exhibitors attend Leipzig Book Fair each year to showcase the rich diversity and latest developments in the world of literature – with some surprises to discover. Leipzig Book Fair's traditional focus – literature from Central, Eastern and South-eastern Europe – has now evolved into a large network for publishers, authors and translators from these regions. One particular feature that appeals to all international exhibitors is the efficient mix of cultural work, public relations and business – not least aided by Germany's reputation as the largest translation market.

Leipzig Book Fair is the perfect podium for host countries. Awaiting them in Leipzig is the ideal platform for a media- and publicity-focused presentation to help sustainably distribute literature in the German-speaking world. The guest country presentation helps to make their perspectives and voices heard in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, multilingual Luxembourg and German-speaking Switzerland, and to ensure that their works find their way onto German-speaking bookshelves for the long term.