You Can Judge It By Its Covers

If you're the type who thrills to the heady smell of fresh-printed books, the soft touch of their new linen or leather bindings, or the sight of their famous or almost-famous authors, Frankfurt's annual international book fair (; October 8-13), is the place for you. Founded in 1949, when East Germany's Leipzig — for centuries the leading book-fair site — was no longer accessible to West German publishers, the Frankfurt exhibition is full...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!