Don’t Miss the Rights Directors’ Meeting!

In Frankfurt Tips by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg This year, the International Rights Directors’ Meeting will focus on digital rights, and the challenges and opportunities new technology presents to rights directors. The International Rights Directors’ Meeting will be held on October 5, the day before the show floor opens, from 2:00-5:00pm in the Europa conference room in Hall 4.0. In an interview, Chairperson David Bowers, …

Frankfurt Restaurant Review: Mai Viên

In Frankfurt Tips by Thomas Minkus

By Thomas Minkus Being on the road, traveling to other parts of the country or even other countries means choosing a place to eat for every breakfast, lunch and dinner. This can be challenging especially if you don’t know your way around your destination or you don’t speak the language. After a long day at a book fair, it is …

Approaching Deadline: Submit to the Frankfurt Calendar of Events

In Frankfurt Tips by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg With only 37 days left until the Frankfurt Book Fair, many deadlines are rapidly approaching. The next upcoming deadline is for submissions to the Calendar of Events. Although the official list says the deadline is today, entries can be submitted for the print edition through Friday, September 5. Entries for the online edition may be submitted through …

It’s Always Party Time at the Frankfurter Hof

In Frankfurt Tips by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson This tip is for the newbies because if you’ve been to the Fair at least once, you know all about the Frankfurter Hof. It’s THE place to grab a drink before dinner, before a party, after dinner, and after all the other parties are over. Officially called the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, this grand, old hotel is located …

So It’s Your First Time at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Is It?

In Frankfurt Tips by Hannah Johnson

By Alex Hippisley-Cox Last year was my first Frankfurt Book Fair, so I know what it’s like to being going for the first time. You hear all these scare stories about the “Messe” being the size of Heathrow, and people taking six hours to get from the entrance to Hall 8. Don’t listen to them all, please! Trust me, it’s …

Tips from THE Frankfurt Book Fair Veteran

In Frankfurt Tips by Hannah Johnson

By Fred Kobrak As the world’s biggest book fair, there are thousands of exhibitors spread over many buildings. Getting to your appointments will take more time than at the London Book Fair, BookExpo America or even Bologna. The busiest time for everyone is Wednesday to Friday of the Fair –- time when everyone has scheduled advance appointments for those 50 …

How Much Do You Tip in Frankfurt?

In Frankfurt Tips by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson A taxi driver in Munich once told me that Americans give the best tips out of any nationality. He was of course willing to accept those bigger tips, but what is polite and how much are you really supposed to give? Taxis Taxi drivers in Germany are accustomed to relatively small tips. Anywhere between 50 cents and …

Where to Get Some Local Flavor in Frankfurt

In Frankfurt Tips by Hannah Johnson

By Ralph Möllers OK, you’ve been to touristy Sachenshausen (across the Main River from the city center of Frankfurt). You’ve been to super commercial “Fressgass” to get the best delicatessen food around. Now what? You want to see a real “Äppelwoi” joint? A place where the locals go? In this case, I would recommend the Apfelweinwirtschaft Schreiber-Heyne. It’s not anywhere …

Sell, Socialise and Survive at the Frankfurt Book Fair

In Frankfurt Tips by Hannah Johnson

By Tony Mulliken, Chairman, Midas PR The whole essence of Frankfurt is selling, followed by socialising and, in close third, eating. End result: exhaustion. Here are a few of my tips on how to survive the rigours, especially as you get older! Stay Close Make sure your hotel, flat or B&B is within walking distance of the Fair, or at …

Need Some Souvenirs from Frankfurt?

In Frankfurt Tips by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Here are two of my favorite stores to find gifts in Frankfurt (they are tried-and-true crowd pleasers): Marimekko Store Marimekko is a Finnish textile and clothing design company. Their patterns are bold and colorful. These patterns inspire the design for Marimekko’s range of kitchen and household items, as well as bags and clothing. The Frankfurt store sells …