FAQs for Your Trade Fair Appearance

Are you planning to take part as an exhibitor at the Leipzig Book Fair but have some unanswered questions about participating? On this page, we will be answering the most frequently asked questions. Topics range from general information, registration , stand planning to events and programme planning and booking additional services .

General Questions

Why should I exhibit at the Leipzig Book Fair?

The Leipzig Book Fair is a crowd puller and a major platform for literature education and the promotion of reading. You can present your publishing programme or range of services directly to customers. This allows you to inform both trade visitors and reading fans personally about your book, media and service offers on-site.

You can find reasons to participate in the Book Fair here ...

What is Leipzig liest (Leipzig reads)?

Leipzig liest is Europe's largest reading festival, held on the exhibition grounds and throughout the city of Leipzig as part of the Leipzig Book Fair. The festival is a platform where you as an exhibitor can bring authors, books and media closer to the public in a very unique way.

Does the Leipzig Book Fair have a hygiene concept?

Yes, the Leipzig Book Fair has a hygiene concept to ensure the health and safety of exhibitors and visitors. You can find detailed information here .

Where can I find information about travel and accommodation?

The following sub-pages offer comprehensive information on how to get to the Leipzig Book Fair and on your stay in Leipzig:

Where can I park during the trade fair?

Parking on the grounds of the Leipziger Messe is available to exhibitors for a fee. From January, you can conveniently buy your parking ticket in the online shop for exhibitors , where it can be found in the list of services. Alternatively, it can also be purchased using the last-minute service on-site before noon on the Wednesday and Thursday of the fair.

No parking ticket is required for set-up and dismantling. All you need is a copy of your stand allocation as access authorisation for you and your stand constructors.

You can find detailed information on the Directions & Parking subpage.

How do I find a suitable hotel in Leipzig?

We are happy to help you find and book suitable accommodation. Just use the online booking service of Leipziger Messe.

Exhibitor Application

What are the important dates for exhibitors to keep in mind?

Whether for registration, beginning of placement or times for stand construction: You can find an overview of all important dates for exhibitors here , or you can alternatively download a list of dates (PDF, 585 kB) or an app import.

Please be sure to observe the specified registration deadlines for the individual areas and processes. These all run at the same time, so each registration must be considered independently.

How can I register as an exhibitor at the Leipzig Book Fair?

Exhibitors must register exclusively via our online booking system . You can find more information here .

Are there subsidies available for participating in the trade fair?

There is funding available from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media's NEUSTART KULTUR economic stimulus programme.

The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media is subsidising the Leipzig Book Fair through the NEUSTART KULTUR economic stimulus programme, designed to help mitigate the consequences of the Corona crisis for this sector. A significant share of the funding will be used to support exhibitors participating in the event.

Find out more (PDF, 572 kB)

When do I have to register as an exhibitor?

You can register as an exhibitor from the middle of July. There is no registration deadline.

Please submit your binding registration as an exhibitor by 10 December. There will be a late booking surcharge for all exhibitor registrations on or after 11 December.

You can register as an exhibitor from the middle of July. There is no deadline. For further information, please refer to the Special Conditions of Participation (PDF, 119 kB) and the Price List (PDF, 66 kB) .

In general, it is possible to make a binding registration up to 4 weeks before the start of the fair.

Click here to register.

Do I have to register co-exhibitors or an additionally represented company?

Co-exhibitors and companies additionally represented on the stand must be registered by the main exhibitor.

• The registration should be done along with your online exhibitor application . You can also add them at a later date: Just send us an email at aussteller@leipziger-buchmesse.de . Please use our Registration Form (PDF, 69 kB) .

• There is a fee for each co-exhibitor and each additionally represented company. For an overview of fees, please see our Price List (PDF, 66 kB) . Please also note our Special Conditions of Participation (PDF, 119 kB) .

• As the main exhibitor, you will receive a free exhibitor's pass for each co-exhibitor. Co-exhibitors will be listed in the exhibitor directory.

Please note: As an exhibitor, you are not entitled to sublet the stand allocated to you to any third party or transfer it in any other way or to advertise for third companies without the permission of Leipziger Messe. (See also Conditions of Participation (PDF, 433 kB) )

Why does Leipziger Messe charge a communication flat rate?

The communication flat rate is charged to cover mandatory entry in the exhibitor directory. It is obligatory for main and co-exhibitors. The media flat rate for co-exhibitors is included in the co-exhibitor fee. Invoices will be sent to the main exhibitor(s) on the basis of our current Price List (PDF, 66 kB) .

For a breakdown of all components of the communication flat rate, please refer to the Special Terms and Conditions of Participation (PDF, 119 kB) .

Important Information

We have contracted NEUREUTER FAIR MEDIA GmbH exclusively to produce the exhibitor directory for the Leipzig Book Fair and for the advertising campaign. Other publishers who issue similar catalogues and directories are not authorised by us. We strongly recommend that you read all offers and forms from other companies carefully and look closely at the "small print".

When will I get the invoice for the trade fair rental?

The invoice for your trade fair rental will be issued by Leipziger Messe GmbH approximately 6 weeks before the start of the trade fair. During registration, you can choose to have your invoice sent by e-mail and select a central billing address for your publishing house or company.

Invoices for services will be issued around 4 weeks after the trade fair.

Can I cancel my registration?

Cancellation of registration by the exhibitor prior to confirmation must be delivered to Leipziger Messe in writing.

In case of withdrawal prior to admission being confirmed to the exhibitor on or after 11 September 2021, the cancellation fee will be:

  • EUR 175.00 plus VAT for exhibitors with up to 5 m²
  • EUR 370.00 plus VAT for exhibitors with 6 m² or more.

In case of withdrawal after the admission confirmation has been sent and before 10 December, exhibitors will be required to pay 25% of their stand rental. After 11 December 2021, clause 10.2. of the General Conditions of Participation of Leipziger Messe GmbH will come into force and you will be invoiced for the full trade fair rental fee.

Please also note our General Conditions of Participation (PDF, 433 kB) and Special Conditions of Participation (PDF, 119 kB) .

What should I do if my address changes?

If your contact and address details change, please inform Leipziger Messe GmbH immediately in writing by email to aussteller@leipziger-buchmesse.de .

Please note that we will charge you a processing fee according to our Price List (PDF, 66 kB) for a change of address after the invoice has been issued.

Stand Planning

What happens after registering as an exhibitor?

After you have applied as an exhibitor, you will receive your confirmation of admission after 11 September and can then begin with your further preparations for the trade fair. It will be possible to register events and submit entries for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize from October onwards. In January you will receive the stand allocation with your stand number and an extract from the hall plan.

Where can I find information on stand sizes, stand variants and prices?

Whether applying for an individual stand, a stand for Book Art & Graphics or a collective stand: The Leipzig Book Fair has a selection of stand variants for you to choose from, made up of modular systems. You can find an overview of your options and detailed information here:

Is it possible to select a specific stand location?

We are happy to accommodate your wishes regarding the placement of your exhibition stand. Please let us know your ideas in as much detail as possible when applying as an exhibitor. Our project managers will begin allocating stand spaces in September.

However, we cannot guarantee your requested location.

How can I book additional services?

Leipzig Book Fair offers a wide range of services and additional options . You can easily book these through the online ordering system . Use your login details from your customer account.

Please be aware of registration deadlines and any late fees that may apply.

I have lost the login details for my customer account. Now what?

Just send an email to aussteller@leipziger-buchmesse.de . We will be happy to send you your login details again.

When do stand construction and disassembly take place?

Stand construction

Construction and dismantling of the exhibition stands will take place during the following periods:

Self-builders

  • Monday, 14 March 2022, 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 15 March 2022, 7:00 am to 12:00 midnight
  • Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Complete stands can be set up starting Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 9:00 am.

Last Minute

You can book individual services (e.g. stand construction services) and purchase exhibitor parking permits at short notice at the Last Minute desk. It is located opposite the project management in the glass hall.

Opening times:

  • Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, 17 March 2022, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

Stand dismantling

  • Sunday, 20 March 2022, 6:00 pm to 12:00 midnight*
  • Monday, 21 March 2022, 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Please note: You and your employees need a copy of your stand allocation to gain admission to the exhibition grounds.

* Transport vehicles will only be admitted once the aisle carpets have been removed and Leipziger Messe staff have approved the halls.

When and how does my stand need to be staffed?

Essentially, individual exhibition stands must be attended by staff between at least 10 am and 6 pm.

Are there specific admission rules for stand staff?

Leading up to the fair, please make sure that each member of your team has an exhibitor pass or other access authorisation (e.g. trade visitor ticket). Additional exhibitor passes can be purchased via the online shop for exhibitors starting from January. This can be found in the services category.

Where can I get exhibitor passes and visitor tickets?

As an exhibitor, you will receive a certain number of free exhibitor passes granting free admission to the grounds of the Leipziger Messe. The amount is determined by the stand space booked. You can find more detailed information in our Special Conditions of Participation (PDF, 119 kB) .

Additional paid exhibitor passes and day tickets for contributors to the programme can be purchased from January onwards via the online shop for exhibitors .

The exhibitor pass authorises the holder to use public transport in selected zones during the trade fair to travel to and from the trade fair grounds, and grants access between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm.

(Trade-)Visitor Tickets are available from January in the online ticket shop.

What should I bear in mind when decorating my stand?

When designing or decorating your stand, you should make sure that it conforms to Leipziger Messe's Technical Guidelines (PDF, 755 kB) and to fire protection measures in place at the exhibition centre.

Information for self-builders: A stand construction permit is required for your stand, which must be submitted to the Leipziger Messe Event Technology Department (Abteilung Veranstaltungstechnik) in good time.

Can I have parcels delivered to my stand?

Yes, parcel deliveries are possible during the stand construction and disassembly periods of the trade fair. Parcels will be delivered to your stand between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Shipments must be addressed as follows:

Leipziger Buchmesse/Manga-Comic-Con
Name of recipient/company
Hall/stand number
Messe-Allee 1
04356 Leipzig

Do I have to follow a general hygiene concept?

Yes, the Leipzig Book Fair has a hygiene concept to ensure the health and safety of exhibitors and visitors. Its specifications are binding for all exhibitors. You can find detailed information here .

Can I sell my books directly at my stand?

Yes, it is possible to sell your books directly at your stand and at events around the trade fair grounds. You will find detailed information in our exhibitor FAQ on book sales (from mid-July).

However, certain conditions apply to the sale of books. In addition to the German law on fixed book prices, please note the following requirements in particular:

Events and Programme Planning

Which dates should I be aware of when registering for events?

Exhibitors can take part in the Leipzig Book Fair's literary programme with their own events. All important dates for registration for

  • the Leipzig liest (Leipzig reads) programme,
  • the Book Industry Conference Programme
  • the Focus Education Programme and
  • the events as part of the Manga-ComicCon

can be found in our overview of dates .

Please be sure to observe the specified registration deadlines for the individual areas and processes. These all run at the same time, so each registration must be considered independently.

How can I register for Leipzig liest events held at the exhibition grounds or in the city?

As an exhibitor at the Leipzig Book Fair, you have the opportunity to participate in the event programmes with your authors. Registration for the events will take place exclusively online from October 2021.

Information: Would you like to be part of the Leipzig liest programme, the Conference Programme of the book industry, the Focus Education programme or the Manga-Comic Con events? Then please register your event requests in time by 30 November 2021.

How much does it cost to participate in an event as part of Leipzig liest?

A fee is payable for each event listed in the events calendar. You can find the fee in our Price List (PDF, 66 kB) .

What is the deadline for registering my event for Leipzig liest & Co?

For event requests in the Leipzig liest programme, in the Conference Programme and in the Focus Education programme, the registration deadline is 30 November. For already organised events (e.g. by the media), the deadline is 10 January.

Please contact our event service if you have any further questions about programme planning.

How can I participate in the opening event or trade fair party?

Exhibitors at the Leipzig Book Fair are cordially invited to attend the opening ceremony at the Gewandhaus Leipzig, as well as the Book Fair party at the Moritzbastei. Registration is open from January. Exhibitors will receive information and ticket ordering options by email.

Booking Additional Services

How can I book additional services?

Main exhibitors will be able to book any of the media services offered by Neureuter Fair Media via their customer account in the "Media Shop" from October onwards. This for example includes entries in the online exhibitor directory and online banners. To log in, please use the details from your customer account .

All other services, such as parking tickets, stand cleaning, security, exhibitor passes (subject to a charge), customer invitations, rental furniture and graphic or communication services can be ordered in the online shop for exhibitors starting in January. These can be found under services.

To help you plan your trade fair, we have compiled selected service offers (PDF, 651 kB) and their prices for you in advance.

I can't find the login data for my customer account.

Just send an email to aussteller@leipziger-buchmesse.de . We will be happy to send you your login details again.

How will I be listed as an exhibitor in the exhibitor directory?

As an exhibitor, you pay a compulsory communication flat rate. This covers the automatic inclusion of your name in the list of exhibitors.

The communication flat rate is made up of:

In the list of exhibitors online at www.leipziger-buchmesse.de and in the Book Fair app:

  • Listing of the publisher's or company name, address, telephone, email, internet and trade fair stand
  • Link to exhibitor's website
  • Optional interactive email address
  • 2 persons named in the Who's Who
  • Individual promotional text of 450 characters
  • Listing of all sectors and product groups given in the company profile on the exhibitor application form
  • Images of all social media buttons

If you would like to take advantage of additional services, these can be booked from October in the online shop for exhibitors .

How can I purchase admission vouchers for customers and partners?

To make it easier for your customers and partners to visit the trade fair, you can purchase vouchers for paid admission tickets. These can be ordered easily and conveniently in digital form via the online shop for exhibitors . After the fair, you will only be invoiced for the customer invitations that were redeemed.

Exhibitor Service Leipzig Book Fair
(Mo-Fr, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm)