Frankfurt Book Fair Countdown Begins

Next month sees the annual Frankfurter Buchmesse, the biggest trade fair anywhere in the world for the international publishing industry and this year’s event is likely to be bigger and better than ever.  Over 7,150 exhibitors have registered, from 106 countries and this trade fair attracted over 278,000 visitors in 2016.  It was an extremely busy few days, we know, because Everything Dinosaur team members were there.  With so many new Earth science titles being published and with our interest in helping teachers and teaching assistants in the UK, attending this trade fair forms an essential part of our support for our schools’ programme.

The Frankfurter Buchmesse October 2017

Frankfurt Book Fair 2017

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2017

Picture Credit: The Frankfurt Book Fair Press

Frankfurt – A Long Association with Books and Book Fairs

The city of Frankfurt in central Germany has had a long association with books and the publishing world.  After all, this ancient city on the River Main, was the birthplace of the famous German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.  Book fairs in this part of Germany have a tradition spanning more than five centuries, the first book fair in the region being held not long after the development of printing using block letters.  The Frankfurter Buchmesse has become a focal point for the marketing of new works and titles.  Over the years, with the development of other media, this internationally renowned event has extended to showcase developments in culture, the arts and broadcast media as well as the publishing world.  Last year, Everything Dinosaur team members were amongst some 2,000 specially selected and accredited bloggers invited to attend.  We have already started packing and relocated our German phrase book so that we can make the most of our visit.

Tens of Thousands of Visitors at the Frankfurter Buchmesse

Frankfurter Buchmesse.

The busy Frankfurt Book Fair.

Picture Credit: The Frankfurt Book Fair Press

The book fair starts on Wednesday 11th October and runs through to Sunday 15th, but please note, the first few days are dedicated to trade visitors only.

Dinosaurs to See

Everything Dinosaur team members will be looking out for new educational publications on the Dinosauria, in addition, they will be keeping an eye out for new teaching publications that can assist with the numerous lesson plans and schemes of work we prepare for teaching teams, whether it is the national curriculum, cornerstones or another type of curriculum the school is following.  We might just get chance to visit one of our favourite landmarks in the city – the life-size model of a Tyrannosaurus rex that stands opposite the entrance to the Naturmuseum Senckenberg in Frankfurt (the natural history museum).

A Very Well-Known Frankfurt Landmark – The T. rex Outside the Natural History Museum

T. rex replica outside the Frankfurt museum.

A well-known Frankfurt landmark. The T. rex outside the Naturmuseum Senckenberg .

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The life-size model of the T. rex depicts this dinosaur on the move, perhaps it is in a hurry to get its pre-show ticket organised…

For further information on the Frankfurter Buchmesse: The Frankfurter Buchmesse

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