Exhibitors can take part in Leipzig Book Fair's literary programme with their own events. Organise readings, discussions and other events together with your authors in the various sub-programmes, including the Book Industry Conference programme, Fokus Bildung (focus on education), Manga Comic-Con programme and the children's and youth programme. All events will be automatically added to the events catalogue.

Starting 2nd October 2023 it will be possible for exhibitors of Leipzig Book Fair 2024 to register events for Leipzig reads via the online ordering system . If you are an English-speaking exhibitor please send any request on participating in Leipzig liest by e-mail to your assigned project manager in Leipzig. We will then send you all the necessary information.

Why is an event at the Leipzig liest reading festival ideal to complement your exhibition stand?

  • direct contact with readers (interaction)
  • discussions on the subject and content of the event or book
  • forums at the fair where visitors can discover new stories and content
  • added flair at various distinctive event venues across the city
  • savings on organisation and costs for events
  • opportunities to offer book sales and signings
  • visibility: marketing for your authors, books and company as well as increased media attention if desired

Important Dates for Event Organisers

Event Date
Opening of event registration from 2 October 2023
Event registration deadline30 November 2023
Registration deadline for self-organised events (with own location)15 January 2024
Confirmation of implemented events incl. scheduled time and place (via mail and dashboard)from January 2024
Online publication of the complete "Leipzig liest" (Leipzig reads) programme 22 February 2024

To what extent can I register events?

The number of events requested is initially decided by the exhibitor. Depending on the size of the stand, we try to make these possible in the locations available to us (see table of area keys). In coordination with the Leipzig liest team, it is also possible to register event requests that exceed this key.

Space key for events

Stand sizeMaximum number of events
Small stand, 4 m²1
Small stand, 6 m²2
8 to 10 m²3
12 to 18 m²5
from 20 m²+2
The number of events can be increased by 2 for each additional 20 m² of exhibition space 
Co-exhibitors0 or upon consultation with the main exhibitor

What does participation cost?

Your payment provides a contribution towards financing the costs of organising events and the costs of the venues. The fee for the Leipzig liest reading festival is used to finance the publishing of the programme.

Fees for Leipzig liestPer publicised event for:
Leipzig liest fee 1
• main exhibitors for all events
• events at your stand and digital events
Leipzig liest fee 2

How do I register my events?

Once you have been accepted to the next edition of the fair, from 2nd October 2023 you will be able to submit your event requests by clicking the "register for Leipzig liest events" link in your exhibitor account .

Registration also constitutes an application to be entered into the event database. The Leipzig liest team will consider the applications and confirm which events may take place. Events will be displayed online on our website as well as in the Leipzig Book Fair / Manga-Comic-Con app.

Further information

  • Information on your participation in Leipzig liest
  • Conditions of Participation Leipzig liest 2024
  • Information on holding events
  • Find answers to frequently asked questions in our FAQ .

Your contact

Service Leipzig liest
(Mo-Fr, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)