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 (www.frankfurt-book-fair.com; 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...

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