Book Fairs

New Books in German is published to coincide with the London Book Fair in the spring and the Frankfurt Book Fair in the autumn, while the Leipzig Book Fair is another important event in the literary calendar. Read more …
Frankfurt Book Fair
Annually in early October
This is the biggest book fair in the annual calendar and is attended by authors and publishers, booksellers and librarians, art dealers and illustrators, agents and journalists, information brokers and readers. It is the world’s largest marketplace for trading in publishing rights and licenses.
Vienna Book Fair (Buch Wien)
Annually in November
The fair provides a forum for trade and business while working closely with a week-long book festival of readings and discussions in Vienna, 'Buch Wien'
International Book Fair Guadalajara, Mexico
Annually in late November
This Book Fair is considered to be the most important gathering of the publishing and literary sector in the Spanish-speaking world, and is accompanied by an extensive cultural and artistic programme. In 2010 more than 1900 publishers from 43 countries and 600,000 visitors – book professionals, librarians, literary agents, authors, illustrators and general visitors of all ages – attended. In 2011, in its 25th anniversary, Germany was the Fair's guest of honour.
Leipzig Book Fair
Annually in March
This is a major event in the German-language publishing calendar. A wide variety of venues in the town host readings and discussions in addition to the activities at the fair site itself. A good chance to experience writers live – very much a festival for the public as well as professionals.
Bologna Children’s Book Fair
Annually in March
Held in the spring, this is the most important event internationally for children’s publishing professionals.
London Book Fair
Annually in mid-April
The London Book Fair is the major spring forum for booksellers, publishers, librarians and book production services worldwide.
Book Expo America (BEA)
Annually in late May
This is the biggest fair in the United States and both a national and international event.
Next year it will be held in New York City:
For a comprehensive list of international book fairs and events from Buenos Aires to Kuala Lumpur, Barcelona to Belgrade see The Booksellers Association website.