"The book fair is very important to us." / New joint exhibition space
The renowned German publishing houses Aufbau, C.H.Beck, Klett-Cotta and Suhrkamp have announced they will participate in this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse (14–18 October 2020). Together with the book fair team, the publishers have developed a plan for a joint exhibition stand.
"After carefully considering how, on the one hand, we can take the opportunity to present our authors this autumn and, on the other, protect the health of our employees, which is our top priority, the solution that emerged was a collective stand which can be realized simply and without a large number of staff."
Constanze Neumann, Aufbau Verlage
"We are looking forward to a fair that will undoubtedly be different to what we’ve experienced before. At the same time, we know there is a chance the fair will have to be cancelled, be it because too few publishers come to Frankfurt, or because the medical situation requires it. As for the latter point, we trust that Frankfurter Buchmesse and the relevant authorities will assess the situation in a responsible manner."
Jonathan Beck, C.H.Beck
"The book fair is very important to us. It is a highlight in the annual literary calendar and drives interactions between authors and the public, writers and their readers. We are therefore very pleased that the book fair team has proposed a plan that will make it possible for us to have an exhibition stand, despite the difficult circumstances."
Jonathan Landgrebe, Suhrkamp
"Again this year, we want to do everything we can to ensure the success of our authors. At the same time, we want to support the institution Frankfurter Buchmesse as the venue for a social dialogue that we need more than ever."
Tom Kraushaar, Klett-Cotta
"We would like to thank the publishers for their commitment. It sends a signal to the entire industry. This year we must learn to combine measures that protect the public health with activities important to culture and society."
Lars Birken-Bertsch, Frankfurter Buchmesse