The whole point of a book fair is to showcase books. Of course, the Frankfurt Book Fair was no exception. After sharing about the activities, exhibitors and people I met in Vol. 1–3, I realised that I was missing a post that presents to you all the books. Alright, not all the books but definitely one all about books.
In a bit to plug this gap, I went through all my photos again from the fair (I took hundreds), I found 42 photos that I wanted to share. Now, that’s quite an overload for one single blog post. After a quick Twitter poll asking if I should cull or split, you will get to see these photos across Vol. 4 and 5.
The books that were exhibited at the Frankfurt Book Fair were from all around the world. This means that they were printed in many different languages. It was quite interesting to see translations of the same titles and to compare book covers. One little game we played was to spot Harry Potter translations.
Besides the English and German ones, we found Italian, French and Spanish editions. For the most part though, we kept to the English and German publishers. But we did go through the Turkish stands twice since there was a lot to see there by way of art.
Photos of the Books
Without further ado, have fun looking through the photos. Perhaps you can guess what the original English titles are of the books translated into German. My favourites obviously were the Maggie Stiefvater translations. My least favourite? Well, The Little Prince but that’s a French one, aye.