Last night I left the fair feeling totally exhausted. Without realizing it, I had spent almost eight solid hours walking–and the fair grounds are not small. I didn’t have a step counter on, but I’d bet I walked almost ten kilometers as I explored hall after all, taking photos.
Despite all the walking, I still haven’t covered it all and today I will be exploring the remaining halls, as well as talking to translator Katy Derbyshire for a YG exclusive next month. Day two here I come! While I’m out taking more photos, take a look at the second part of the fun yesterday. Featuring Ken Follet, “Selfie Man” and three tons of gorgeous books:
This week Frankfurt town becomes book town. In case you live in a bookless box, the Frankfurt Book Fair is the biggest book fair anywhere, ever. It has been happening since 1370. The city explodes with book-ish people for a week. The German Book Prize is awarded. Big authors fly in and sign things and give talks. Publishers set up all sorts of stands and events. There is a big cosplay contest. For a book lover, yeah, it’s pretty awesome. Which is why you will probably be surprised to hear that I’ll be attending (almost) full-on for the first time this year. Sure, last year I managed to go for a few hours on the final day, but this year I actually submitted my press accreditation paperwork on time, so I can attend the whole damn thing.
Thomas Müller fired an unstoppable 20 metre shot to give Germany a 1-0 victory over the United States on Thursday and top spot in World Cup Group G.
The United States, coached by former German boss Jurgen Klinsmann, also went through to the last 16 despite the 1-0 defeat in rain-sodden Recife.
Fanfest at the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt am Main.
Fanfest of the World Cup match USA vs. GER (photos by Lisa Bommersheim)