Books, programme, culture, lots of networking: On tour with the "GCS"


With our German Collective Stands we bring German books closer to you. If you are interested in German books, visit our stand and let us inform you about German publishing houses, literature and much more. Also, if you would like to exhibit at the Frankfurt Book Fair, we will be happy to give you the necessary information and advice.

Gothenburg Book Fair Bok & Bibliotek*

Warschau 2013 37600

25-28 September 2014 :Stand number C01: 32 The Gothenburg Book Fair Bok & Bibliotek is Scandinavia’s most important cultural event, drawing some 100,000 visitors to the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre every year. The fair offers not only an overview of the Swedish publishing landscape, but also insight into what is happening in publishing in other northern European countries, including the Baltic states. Some 900 publishing houses exhibit there, and the extensive seminar programme draws attendees and visitors from every corner of the world.

Following the successful appearance of Germany, Austria and Switzerland as guest nations in 2011, a German Collective Stand will once again be on display at the Gothenburg Book Fair after a three-year hiatus. The stand will be home to 32 publishers and the following book collections:


  • Frankfurt breakfast on 25 and 26 September, beginning at 9.00 a.m.: make new connections and strengthen existing ones over coffee and cinnamon rolls before starting your day!
  • Ulli Lust on the Comics Stage of Bok & Bibliotek On Sunday, 28 September at 10.00 a.m. We’ll host a book presentation by comic book artist Ulli Lust, followed by a book signing at the German Collective Stand, C01:32.
  • Ole Könnecke & Anton on the Children’s Stage of Bok & Bibliotek. On Saturday, 27 September at 11.30 p.m., children’s book author and illustrator Ole Könnecke invites young and old alike to join him in illustrating new stories about Anton. Book signing to follow at the stand.

Reception at the German Collective Stand

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Stand C01:32 Friday, 26 September 2014, beginning at 6.00 p.m. The German embassy in Stockholm, together with the Swiss and Austrian embassies in Sweden, will host a reception themed ”Three Countries – one Language” at the German stand.

We are glad to help
Imke  Buhre
Frankfurt Book Fair
Imke Buhre
t: +49 (0) 69 2102269
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46269
Anne-Kathrin Häfner
Frankfurt Book Fair
Anne-Kathrin Häfner
t: +49 (0) 69 2102220
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46220

21st Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF)

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27-31 August 2014 Stand number E2 E 24
This year, 19 publishers and institutions in the fields of children’s and young adult books, non-fiction, scientific books and fiction will be represented at the 140-square-metre German Collective Stand at the BIBF. A selection of our latest book collections will also be on display.

With Chinese and foreign industry experts in attendance from all across Asia, the BIBF has established itself as a leading book fair in China. The BIBF also draws a significant number of attendees from Western countries. According to organisers, in 2013, a total of 2,267 exhibitors from 76 countries attended the book fair. Over the course of five days, the exhibition site drew some 200,000 visitors.

China’s status as a key player in the world economy is also reflected in its rights deals. State-owned publishers in particular are constantly looking for new content to meet the demands of their extensive readership. Since 2010, China has once again ranked first in terms of German rights sales abroad.

Education is a top priority for the Chinese government, which invests very heavily in knowledge, education and science. Chinese families begin investing in the education of their only children early on in order to optimise their career opportunities.

The German Collective Stand is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (MBWi).
Welcome to the German Pavilion


  • 27 August 2014, 10.00 a.m.-12.45 p.m.:STM Asia Forum
  • 28 August 2014, 4.00-5.00 p.m.: Cocktail reception at the German Collective Stand
  • 29 August 2014, 9.30 a.m.-4.30 p.m.: Educamp (symposium as part of the “Year of the German language in China”)
Any questions?
Claudia Dobry
Frankfurt Book Fair
Claudia Dobry
t: +49 (0) 69 2102255
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46255
Yingxin Gong
German Book Office Beijing
Yingxin Gong
t: +86 10 8527 6983
f: +86 10 8527 6806
Sunflower Tower 1870
No. 37 Maizidian St.
100125 Beijing

Bienal do Livro do São Paulo*

Presekonferenz Ehrengast Brasilien 34478

22 – 31 August 2014
Stand number L 300
Twenty-three exhibitors from all across the book industry have registered for the 70-sqm German Collective Stand. Children’s and YA books, e-publishing, science and medicine, literature, language books, textbooks and non-fiction titles will be on display, along with a collection from the competition for the Best German Book Design 2013 and a broad selection of new graphic novels.

A comprehensive programme featuring trade events, presentations by publishers and a cultural programme organised in conjunction with the Goethe-Institut São Paulo will round out this year’s appearance at Brazil’s largest book fair.

Brazil is the world’s sixth largest economy and boasts one of the ten largest book markets in the world, with 55,000 new releases annually and more than 1.84 billion euros in turnover. Revenues are expected to increase on the digital side of the business. Kobo (in cooperation with the bookstore chain Livraria Cultura), Google and Amazon have entered the market alongside national groups and publishers. The Brazilian government’s education initiative continues to drive growth in the book industry and is having a particularly positive impact in the field of children’s and YA books.
Translations from Brazilian Portuguese have benefited for years from a programme run by the National Library, which will continue to support the publication of Brazilian literature by international publishers until 2020.
Exhibitors at the German stand

Any questions?
Dieter Schmidt
Frankfurt Book Fair
Dieter Schmidt
t: +49 (0) 69 2102242
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46242