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Frankfurt Book Fair

By Toby Mundy  

Toby Mundy is the managing director and publisher of Atlantic Books. This week he is blogging for First Drafts from the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world’s largest book trade event.

This year is my tenth Frankfurt Book Fair. I’m in the same hotel as previous years, and the Frankfurt weather is unseasonably warm. The taxi ride from the airport was particularly unpleasant: my driver this year drove aggressively and at great speed, even by the standards of Frankfurt cabbies. I’ve taken in recent years to arriving on the Sunday, three days before the start of the fair proper, for preliminary…

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