#LBM24: MVB at Leipziger Buchmesse

Hoi, Leipzig! Visit us from 21. to 24.03.2024 in Hall 5.0, E 600.

We say "Hoi, Leipzig!" – to our guest country, the Netherlands & Flanders, and also to all visitors to the Leipziger Buchmesse. We look forward to meeting old and new faces and having inspiring conversations. We will be welcoming you to our stand in Hall 5, E 600, together with the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels and Mediacampus Frankfurt.

"Everything but flat" is the motto of this year's guest country. Fittingly, we have "everything but boring" topics in our luggage. Among other things, our colleagues will be happy to show and tell you more about how self-publishers use the Reading Rationales for themselves, how "Bewegte Schaufenster" are best used in bookshops or publishing houses and how recruiting works with medien.jobs. Innovations from small and self-publishers can be found in the Livro joint exhibition in Hall 4, B 301.

We invite you to the LUDWIG bookshop at Leipzig Central Station on the opening day of the fair. After last year's successful pilot project, the bookshop team is implementing the Reading Rationales in the non-fiction books department this year. Come along and see for yourself how the reading motif concept makes it easier to find your way around LUDWIG's extensive department of non-fiction books.

You can find all the information about our trade fair appearance at #LBM24 on this page.

Here's to an everything but boring book fair!
Your MVB team

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We love "More efficiency, less emissions!"

Climate-conscious bookselling is possible! Switch to digital previews now - every preview that is not printed improves the greenhouse gas balance. This is confirmed by the climate and environmental protection organization ORCA: "VLB-TIX is an efficient tool for communicating previews and significantly reducing emissions."

The VLB-TIX team is available on site to answer any questions you may have and will be happy to help you make the switch.

We love Variation

No matter for your assortment design, your programme planning or for your own reading supplies: with our Livro joint exhibition (Hall 4, B 301) and the Livro exhibition catalogue, you will find orientation in the extensive range of books from small and independent publishers.

Let yourself be inspired!

We arrange Eye-catchers

Reaching people who would otherwise rarely or never find their way into the store - that's what our Bewegte Schaufenster can do. Around 200 bookstores throughout Germany have been using our new service since the beginning of April 2023 to make their point of sale (PoS) even more lively. Among them are publishers such as dtv, Hanser, Aufbau, S. Fischer, C.H. Beck and Klett Cotta, who present their book gems via our centrally controlled screen advertising. But it's about far more than just being seen. A study with media control shows that bookstores with screens sell an average of 25 percent more of the advertised titles than bookstores without screens.

Other bookstores and publishers can join in at any time. Our media team will be happy to explain how the subscription model works and what the conditions are in a personal meeting on site at our trade fair stand, where we will be presenting a sample screen. Just come by and see for yourself.

We love Elegance

© P. D. Gruffot

Our magazine Börsenblatt and the Stiftung Buchkultur und Leseförderung des Börsenvereins des Deutschen Buchhandels, is awarding the critic, literary scholar, author, translator and editor Wolfgang Matz this year's Alfred Kerr Prize for Literary Criticism for his well-reasoned, elegant and entertainingly written reviews.

In its citation, the jury emphasized his profound knowledge combined with a lucid, elegant style and entertaining tone. His reviews are "extraordinarily well-founded and use dramaturgical skill to build up expectations among readers, which are countered with wit and irony and take a confident look at strengths and weaknesses."

Congratulations and we look forward to the public award ceremony during the Leipzig Book Fair.

We create Careers

Working successfully in the book industry

medien.jobs: Our career portal is the central point of contact for media professionals who are looking for suitable vacancies or qualified applicants. Interested employers are welcome to visit us at our stand at the LBM - we will be happy to provide individual advice!

Career Day Book and Media 2024: As always, trainees, students and volunteers can find out all about starting a career and job prospects in the book industry on Friday. In addition to discussions and presentations, young professionals can practice test job interviews and find vacant positions via the job board. The Career Day is a joint event of our magazine Börsenblatt and the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels in cooperation with the Leipzig Book Fair and takes place in the Fachforum + Literatur in Hall 5. Further information on the Career Day.

This was Our Leipziger Buchmesse 2023