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Bookstores in Frankfurt, Germany

Die Wandeltreppe: A mystery bookstore in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.  Photo: Nicolette Stewart

Die Wandeltreppe: A mystery bookstore in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Photo: Nicolette Stewart

As an obsessive reader, book stores are one of the first stops I like to hit when visiting a new city.  Monuments?  Museums?  Pish-aaw.  I’d rather find out what books are waiting for me on the city’s shelves.  If I walk past a few sights on the walk between book havens, then that’ll be nice too.  Today I’ve compiled a list of a few of Frankfurt’s coziest bookstores for tourists who like to take a city by book.

die Wandeltreppe

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Frankfurt Book Fair: A Tour in Photos

The Frankfurt Book Fair 2014. Photo copyright Nicolette Stewart

The Frankfurt Book Fair 2014. Photo copyright Nicolette Stewart

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:

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Frankfurt Book Fair Week! Looking Forward to the Fair

Photo copyright Frankfurt Buchmesse/Peter Hirth

Photo copyright Frankfurt Buchmesse/Peter Hirth

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.

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