Leipzig book fair canceled due to Coronavirus

Due to the novel Coronavirus, the Leipzig book fair will not take place this year. "The city of Leipzig and the Leipzig trade fair, have together decided to th

Leipzig book fair canceled due to Coronavirus

Due to the novel Coronavirus, the Leipzig book fair will not take place this year. "The city of Leipzig and the Leipzig trade fair, have together decided to the book fair to cancel," said a city spokesman said on Tuesday.

It was a "preventive measure", so could not spread the Virus further. The decision had been Lord mayor Burkhard Jung, the Department of health and the trade fair hit, said the spokesman. The Leipzig book fair is a public fair, in contrast to the Frankfurt book fair, which is pre-designed for trade visitors. Annually almost 300'000 visitors come to Leipzig. Also for the Swiss publishers, the fair is of great importance. Take advantage of the four days, especially to their authors and making authors known and for your Marketing.

The Swiss booksellers and publishers Association (SBVV) had therefore provided for this year for the first time, to play on his stage for readings on all four trade fair days, from morning to evening. In addition, it would have been possible that the publishers can sell at the fair, your books to end-customers.

The fair was from 12. to 15. March to take place. The Leipzig book fair is the spring event for the book and media industry. In the past year, approximately 286'000 visitors and more than 2500 exhibitors from 46 countries came to the book fair. In Parallel, Europe's largest reading festival every year "Leipzig reads" at hundreds of places in the city, and the Manga-Comic-Con. The Manga-Comic-Con more than 100'000 visitors and numerous guests of honour every year, among other things, from Japan.

In an Effort to contain the spread of the epidemic, other major events were previously. In Germany, the tourism fair ITB, the star award from the Michelin Guide in Hamburg and the International craft fair have been cancelled in Munich. (sda)

Created: 03.03.2020, 13:24 PM

Updated Date: 03 March 2020, 13:05

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