General information on the Frankfurt Book Fair

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The Frankfurt Book Fair 2014 will take place from 8 to 12 October. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a meeting place for the industry’s experts and the most important marketplace for books, media, rights and licences worldwide. Be they publishers, booksellers, agents, film producers or authors - each year in October, they all come together and create something new.

Grow your business, expand your network, build bridges into the future, grow your professional skills, and make new discoveries: digital content, the vibrant publishing landscape of the Guest of Honour and interesting information about the most important markets worldwide. Either if you come to the fair as exhibitor of professional visitor - one thing is certain: at the Frankfurt Book Fair you will have more access to current trends than anywhere else.

Tradition and future: the history of
the Frankfurt Book Fair

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The history of the Frankfurt Book Fair dates back to the 15th century, when Johannes Gutenberg first invented movable type - only a few kilometres down the road from Frankfurt.

Frankfurt remained the central and undisputed European book fair city through to the 17th century. In the course of political and cultural upheaval, in the 18th century Leipzig then came to play the part.

In 1949, that early Frankfurt book fair tradition was given a new lease of life: 205 German exhibitors assembled on Sept. 18-23 in Frankfurt's Paulskirche for the first post-War book fair.

More than 60 trade-fair years later, the Frankfurt Book Fair is the largest of its kind in the world - and the hallmark for global activities in the field of culture.

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This offer is only for registered trade visitors. Private visitors can order tickets from September 2014.

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