The Frankfurt Book Fair heads into  this year’s event with a virtual focus

The Frankfurt Book Fair heads into this year’s event with a virtual focus

Cast your mind back to the lead-in to the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019—it seems a lifetime ago—and the big issue was what The Bookseller Daily called, at the time, the “ruckus” over the moving of the LitAg (agents’ centre) to the Festhalle, the concert venue at the Messe’s eastern entrance. The 10-minute walk to get from the Festhalle to the rest of the fair, some rights traders said, would make the usual FBF 30-minute back-to-back meetings unworkable. 

It was not an outrageous complaint—if you are paying thousands of Euros to get a seat at Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF), you might want to be where...

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