Leipzig Book Fair Leipzig

21. - 24. March 2024 | International book fair

The Leipzig Book Fair is the most important spring gathering for the book and media industry and has developed into a trade fair with nationwide and European appeal. The aim of the traditional book fair is to create more public awareness for books. It was first established in 1632 and has since become an significant platform for the publishing industry. The fair is organized by Leipziger Messe GmbH, one of the oldest and most prestigious trade fair organizers in Germany.

The venue for the fair is the modern Leipzig Exhibition Grounds, which cover an area of 111,900 square meters and offer excellent transport connections and infrastructure. The Leipzig Book Fair attracts around 2,500 exhibitors from more than 40 countries and over 200,000 visitors each year, including publishers, authors, booksellers, journalists, and literature enthusiasts. The fair covers all areas of the publishing industry, from fiction and non-fiction to children's and young adult books, scientific publications, and specialist literature. Particular emphasis is placed on promoting young authors and connecting publishers, authors, and readers. Highlights of the Leipzig Book Fair include the presentation of the prestigious Leipzig Book Fair Prize, awarded in the categories of fiction, non-fiction/essays, and translation, as well as the reading festival "Leipzig Reads", which is considered Europe's largest reading festival and takes place at various venues throughout the city of Leipzig. Overall, the Leipzig Book Fair offers a comprehensive presentation of current literary trends, new releases, and numerous opportunities for exchange and networking within the book industry.

On the whole the organisers welcomed on the 4 days of the fair, from 21. March to 24. March 2019, about 2547 exhibitors from 46 countries and 286000 visitors on the Leipzig Book Fair in Leipzig.

The Leipzig Book Fair will take place on 4 days from Thursday, 21. March to Sunday, 24. March 2024 in Leipzig.

In 172 days
21.03.2024 - 24.03.2024*
Thursday - Sunday, 4 days
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Local time:
10:34 h (UTC +02:00)

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Fair location:

Messe Leipzig,
Messe-Allee 1, 04356 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany


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Fair organizer
Leipziger Messe GmbH
Messe-Allee 1
04356 Leipzig, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)341 6780
Fax: +49 (0)341 6788762
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Past editions:
  • 27. - 30. April 2023
  • 21. - 24. March 2019
    • 2547 exhibitors from 46 countries
    • 286000 visitors
  • 15. - 18. March 2018
    • 271000 visitors
  • 23. - 26. March 2017
    • 285000 visitors
  • 17. - 20. March 2016
    • 260000 visitors
  • 12. - 15. March 2015
    • 251000 visitors
  • 13. - 16. March 2014
    • 237000 visitors

Fair location:

Messe Leipzig,
Messe-Allee 1, 04356 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany


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Product groups: audio books, books, Children's books, comics, e-books, fiction, picture books, youth books, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the Leipzig Book Fair taking place?
The Leipzig Book Fair fair takes place in Leipzig, at the Messe Leipzig.

When is the Leipzig Book Fair taking place?
Visit the Leipzig Book Fair from 21. - 24. March 2024.

How often does the Leipzig Book Fair take place?
The Leipzig Book Fair takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the Leipzig Book Fair?
The Leipzig Book Fair is an exhibition for Book, Books and Publishing.