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Leipzig Book Fair 2019 

The beginning of spring in Germany is marked by the great event in the world of literature that is known as the Leipzig Book Fair. It is one of the famous and biggest book fairs throughout the countries, where the thousands of literary word admirers get together to find out what is new going on in the literary sphere and spend the time to good use.

The Book Fair of Leipzig is not just a presentation of printed works. Every year, the organizers develop a profound program of various arrangements, such as discussions and debates for the specialists, the programs for children, training for teachers, different special projects in the sphere of literature and information.

One of the most significant events in the world of publications.
Leipzig Book Fair

The Fair’s Interests

The Leipzig book exhibition comes along with the fiction festival that is called “Leipzig reads”. The guests of the fair can purchase the books, magazines and any other printed products, and also attend lectures, thematic discussions, meet the writers and painters, as well as watch the awarding ceremony of the best publishers and writers.

Meetings, lectures, award presentation are the part of the local book fair.

Moreover, the Leipzig Book Fair is also a place of entertainment and the captivating phenomena. The Manga-Comic-Con has become an integral part of the Fair of literature, where the admirers of Japan manga, comic books, gaming, and cosplay can express themselves demonstrating their imagination and transformation skills.

Leipzig Book Fair program 2019 

Will be announced closer to the dates of the next exhibition...

Exhibition plan

Exhibition plan

When the exhibition is held: dates, opening hours

The 2019's Leipzig Book Fair will be organized from 21th to 24th of March, where all visitors can join to the literature and spend time in the noble scholar environment.

Opening hours of Leipzig Book Fair: from 10 am to 6 pm for attendee, trade visitors and pressmen.

Entrance prices

Prices for tickets can be found below:

Ticket category Advance sale special in online ticketshop Advance sale special in online ticketshop Advance sale at the booking offices and in the online ticket shop Advance sale at the booking offices and in the online ticket shop Sale at the box office Sale at the box office
Date (Thu., Fri. or Sun.)
05.12.2018 - 24.02.2019
05.12.2018 - 24.02.2019
(Thu., Fri. or Sun.)
25.02.2019 - 24.03.2019
25.02.2019 - 24.03.2019
(Thu., Fri. or Sun.) (Saturday)
Day ticket €17.00 €20,50 €18.00 €21,50 €19,00 €23,00
Day ticket - reduced* €13,50 €17,00 €14,50 €18,00 €15,50 €19,50
Family day ticket** (price per person) -- -- -- -- €12,50 €16,50
Day ticket - afternoon
(admission from 3.00 p.m.)
-- -- -- -- €12,00 €16,00
Day ticket Group***
(from 10 persons, price per person)
-- -- €15,00 €18,50 €16,00 €20,00
Day ticket Group***
(from 10 persons, price per person)
-- -- €9,50 -- -- --
Unlimited ticket €34,00 €34,00 €35,00 €35,00 €37,50 €37,50

The information is relevant as of October 2018.


1. The ticket for the Leipzig Book Fair is also valid for the Manga-Comic-Con as well as the Leipzig Antiquarian Book Fair.
2. The tickets can be purchased in the online ticket shop and at the booking offices.

*Visitors entitled to the price reduction upon presentation of corresponding legitimization are: students, pupils, handicapped people, retirees, unemployed persons, volunteer military service and civil service personnel etc.;

**Family ticket is meant for at least 1 adult and at least 1 child (6 - 18 y.o.);

*Group tickets in advance sale are for companies only (not for private persons).

Facilities on the territory

There is a great parking zone near the entrance. You may find a lot of snack bars, cafes, coffee houses, and five restaurants щn the territory of the exhibition. The organizers provided all conveniences for both exhibitors and visitors of the Leipzig fair of literature.


If you come with a baby aged up to three years, you can leave it at the childcare “MesseMäuse” service, where the professional child care workers will look after your kid. By the way, the service is free of charge and the maximum stay for your child is three hours.

The Book Fair is held every year in March in the north part of Leipzig and is located at 1 Messe Avenue. There are several nice three and four-star hotels around, which offer convenient accommodation for those who come to Leipzig to participate in an event. Of course, the Book Fair is a great event where many people from different regions are flocking, that is why it is better to plan the accommodation on the dates beforehand to have time to reserve a room in the most suitable hotel for you. On the HotelFriend website you'll find favourable package deals in Leipzig, that include accommodation in a hotel (2 to 4 days), breakfast, use of Wi-Fi, excursions, access to spa or fitness area. Some hotels offer tickets or discounts on them during the Leipzig Book Fair.

Thousands of people come to the Leipzig literature fair - four days of enlightenment and pleasant pastime.

Do not miss a chance to attend the Book exhibition in Leipzig of 2019 year, if you plan your trip to the city in March, as it is really a great event in the world of the printed artistic word. You will be amazed at the services provided there, and be sure that you will spend a perfect time at the holiday of literature.

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