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.
Amidst all the books and programmes at the Frankfurt Book Fair (FBM), I did also meet people. Friends are more than half the fun at events like these and I gotta say, I’m exceedingly thankful for the company I had. There aren’t all that many photos since the lot of us is pretty camera-shy, but I did get a few snapshots.
After posting a general overview of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015 (FBM) last week, here’s a closer look at the events and programmes that took place on the exhibition grounds. The beauty about books and publishing is that they cover anything and everything under the sun. Books are a medium that contains knowledge in every imaginable sphere. This breadth was also represented at the book for.
Last month I found myself at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015 (FBM) in Germany. It wasn’t something I had planned months in advance. In fact, it hadn’t even crossed my mind to attend until my father suggested it. I was having lunch with my parents and as all conversations go, one topic led to another until my dad asked when the FBM would be held. Turned out, it was a mere three weeks away. Thankfully the window for press tickets wasn’t closed yet, so I turned my day upside down trying to pull everything together.
Earlier this week I blogged about the SG50 warehouse book sale. I made it a point to pop by and obviously didn’t leave without books. All in all I hauled twenty books of which eighteen were for myself and two were for my dad. That stack is so massively heavy, I’m glad my parents suggested that I take along a hand carry luggage. Since I don’t drive, that saved me a lot of grief because weight no longer became an issue when selecting books.