15 October 2009
Frankfurter Buchmesse ist nicht verboten
The Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair) is the largest book trade fair in the world. Over 7000 exhibitors from more than 100 countries take part. International sale rights and licences are negotiated.
This year's fair is from 14 to 18 October 2009 with China as this year's Guest of Honour.
Ironic, as the People's Republic of China bans some 600 books a year. Just like its 'great firewall', written work about the Tianenmen Square events of 1989 are unlikely to be published in China.
See Der Spiegel (Deutsch, Englisch) und Die Presse (Deutsch)