Books on Tour

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Zero to infinity – that’s how vast the range of expectations is of visitors to German Collective Stands at international book fairs. Our answer to it: an abundance of targeted thematic arrangements! Everything from licensing opportunities for new literary releases to architecture books, children’s book illustrations – all the way to the many forms of German brewing.

We are proud to present:

Beer Culture - 41 Books on a German Speciality

Beer is surely worth celebrating as the humankind’s oldest cultural beverage and the world’s top selling alcoholic drink. On top of that, 2016 marks the 500th anniversary of the German beer purity law, the Reinheitsgebot stating the use of only four ingredients – Malt, Hops, Yeast and later. For 500 years, brewers in Germany have observes this food regulation, that later became a law, which makes it the oldest piece of food legislation in the world. Find out more about different beer styles and their stories, budding home-brewers can also learn the latest in the international craft beer scene.
Catalog "Beer Culture"

Zero to Infinity – New Literary Releases from Germany

83 books from 37 publishing houses – accompanying English/German catalogue with annotations and a foreword by Prof. Dr. Rainer Moritz, Head of Literaturhaus Hamburg. The most obvious feature of literature in 2015 has undoubtedly been the move by many writers to examine political and economic affairs, and to draw on 20th-century history in an attempt to understand current trends. Besides this, poetry lives! The sudden perception of a genre that stands permanently on the margins. Have a closer look at the trend scouting of Rainer Moritz, supplemented by the 20 titles selected for the longlist of the German Book Prize.
Catalogue "Zero to Infinity"

My Father’s Country – Postwar biographies

"Now he is 70 and he no longer believes that Germany's towns and cities will go up in flames. But he knows young people who ask him about his memories. Not to immunise themselves against horrors to come, but as a sedative for their own fears of terror attacks (…). To those in their 30s today, the lives of people born just after the war – those who made the 1968 movement – seem like they were written by some Rosamunde Pilcher of the salaried society." (quotation of Arno Widmann, journalist, foreword)
Catalog "My Father's Country"

The Best German Book Design 2015

25 titles from 20 publishers
Exemplary design, concept and workmanship: a collection of titles honoured by the Stiftung Buchkunst. The best designed titles demonstrate the high quality of books "made in Germany".
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LOOK! 85 Illustrators of Children Books

German Illustrators will be Guest of Honour at Bologna Children’s Book Fair from 4 - 7 April 2016.
The collection presents current titles by 85 German children’s book illustrators. It introduces international audiences to 55 classics as well as books by 30 newcomers. The thematic and aesthetic diversity of the selected children’s books and graphic novels is exciting in its range and includes both poetic reveries and sturdy realism. Incidentally, this book collection will accompany original works by the 30 novices at the “LOOK!” illustrators exhibition in Bologna 2016.
Catalogue "Look!"

Rights List Children´s Books on Tour

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Children’s and young adult books have been a growing segment of the international licensing market for a number of years now. From Warschau to Djakarta, from Guadalajara to Beijing: Our rights list "Children’s Books on Tour" offers you a selection of Germany’s most interesting children’s and YA titles at more than 16 international book fairs.
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50 Books that travel

Original German titles and their English translations

50 original German titles from 26 publishers and their English translations from 53 publishers in the United States, Great Britain and the Commonwealth. This selection clearly demonstrates the broad range of new and recent German titles available in English translation. This multifaceted collection, which includes fiction, non-fiction and children’s books, was compiled by "New Books in German" and the German Book Office, New York.
Catalogue "50 books that travel"

Additional presentations

We show the following at selected book fairs:

  • DAM Architectural Book Award 2015
  • German Photo Book Award 2015
  • DAF – German as a foreign language

The book collections are funded by the German Federal Foreign Office

The projekt book collections

Every year, the Frankfurt Book Fair puts together a number of book collections on different topical subjects. These are currently being discussed in Germany and also noted with interest in other countries. The standard collections include children’s books, new literary releases and other.

The collections on their world tour


Advantages

of the dynamic international network of the Frankfurt Book Fair:

  • Meet us at 20 international Book Fairs.
  • Browse the collections for interesting licences.
  • The team present at the Collective Stand helps you prepare for your presence at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
  • Our team helps you get into contact with German publishers.
  • Our team answers all your questions regarding the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Do you have questions about the book collections?

We are happy to help!

Bärbel Becker
Frankfurt Book Fair
Bärbel Becker
t: +49 (0) 69 2102258
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46258
becker@book-fair.com
Frankfurt Book Fair
Uli Steinheimer
t: +49 (0) 69 2102 279
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46279
steinheimer@book-fair.com

A glance back

Here are the catalogues of the book collections 2013 & 2014

Topics 2014

Topics 2013