"Everybody comes to Frankfurt because everybody comes to Frankfurt".

The Frankfurt Book Fair has long been known as a champion for freedom of expression. The International Centre will act as a forum for debates and presentations, a platform for writers and the somewhat different version of the spoken word, a venue for discussion of topical issues facing the book trade and publishing all over the world, a meeting place for trade visitors, the press and general public - visit the International Centre in Hall 9 at the Frankfurt Book Fair!

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Getting to Know the 52nd Frankfurt Book Fair - The Basics.

When: October 18-23, 2000

Where: Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the transportation, banking, and convention hub of Germany.

Exhibition area: Ten buildings; 190,000 square meters; with it's own transportation system and other services, it's like a city unto itself!

Exhibitors: 6,700 individual publishers and vendors, from 110 countries, showing about 380,000 books.

Attendees: 290,000 visitors (half of those are the German public, allowed to attend on Saturday and Sunday). 11,000 journalists also attend.

Guest of Honor for 2000: Poland. The Polish pavilion will house exhibits and presentations that express the history, politics, and art of the country. Authors will discuss their works in the Literary CafÈ, there is an exhibit of Polish landscape painting, and a concert by world-famous pianist Krystian Zimerman will be held.

For further information visit the Frankfurt Book Fair website, phone 49 69 2102 263/284, or send an email.


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