Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022
We had the pleasure again this year to visit the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022 which took place for the 74th time. After two very restricted and reduced years, the exhibition halls definitely filled up again—what we happily observed. The book fair was back, with plenty of events, conferences, readings, talks, performances and exciting surprises. This year the focus topic was translation—not only literally into other languages, but also in forms of media, context, and as a requirement for cross-cultural understanding and communication.
We were excited to see two of our books displayed at the book fair: Oktoberfest 1984-2019 by Volker Derlath (2021) and TEATRIP by Christian Beck and Stefan Braun, both presented as part of the exhibition of “Deutscher Fotobuchpreis.” At the booth of Hermann Schmidt Verlag we also discovered the daily typeface-calendar TYPODARIUM 2023.
The guest of honor 2022 was Spain, known for a diverse literature and rich culture. Under the motto Creatividad Desbordante they presented its current literary, creative industry, and developments and trends in its literary and cultural life. Fantastically designed by TwoPoints.Net, the Guest of Honor Pavilion was a colorful feast for the eyes with magical installations.
With its diverse impressions, the stimulating conversations, the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022 was once again an overwhelming and inspiring journey! We are already looking forward to next year, where the book fair will hopefully be even more full of books, magazines, people and impressions!