Peter Kraus vom Cleff will become the new managing director of the German trade association Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels on 1st January 2022. He succeeds Alexander Skipis,... Read more
Leipzig Book Fair, the main spring event for the German book industry, has been cancelled for the second year running owing to the pandemic.... Read more
The German book market ended 2020 down by 2.3% across all channels in value and 5.3% in volume.
German bookseller Osiander’s shock decision to enter a strategic partnership with Thalia Mayersche is sending ripples of concern throughout the industry.
The coronavirus pandemic has hit the German book industry hard with sales down 13.9% year on year in the first half of 2020. ... Read more
The Frankfurt Book Fair is still scheduled for October, despite a government extension of the ban on mass events in Germany to the end of... Read more
After weeks of speculation the Supervisory Board of the Frankfurt Book Fair decided yesterday (Wednesday 27th May) that the fair will take place as scheduled from... Read more
Germany is acclimatising to a ‘new normal’ as bookshops reopen across the country and customers start to return.
German booksellers will be permitted to reopen their shops from next Monday (20th April).
While German publishers are still reeling from the cancellation of the major spring fair Leipziger Buchmesse last week, the industry has been dealt two more... Read more