Literature in Germany
Enlarge image Friedrich von Schiller (© picture-alliance/dpa) Germany is a book country: With around 95,000 titles published or re-published annually, it is one of the world’s leading book nations. There are more than 4,000 book stores and 7,500 libraries in Germany, with the major publishing cities being Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt/Main, Stuttgart, Cologne, and Hamburg. The licenses for almost 9,000 German books are sold to foreign companies annually. In the fall of each year, the publishing world gathers in Germany at the world’s largest meeting of the trade, the International Frankfurt Book Fair. Held each spring, the Leipzig Book Fair is a smaller event that has now become well established.