Award ceremony and exhibitions
Every year the Stiftung Buchkunst organises two big international exhibitions that are a magnet of the two German Book Fairs for experts as well as interested amateurs.
The exhibition »Best Book Design from all over the World« takes place during the spring Leipzig Book Fair. All books submitted to the international competition – no matter with or without a medal – are shown here; per year about 700 titles.
The Book Fair in Leipzig is also the place, where the award ceremony takes place every year. It is always a great get-together of international designers, publishers, artists and represantatives of national book design competitions.
The exhibition »Book Art International« can be seen during the autumn Frankfurt Book Fair. It is not preceded by a competition but here all books shown have already received an award in their countries of origin.
In Frankfurt, as in Leipzig, only book collections of the current year are shown. After the exhibitions the Stiftung Buchkunst donates the international book collections to the German Book- and Type Museum Leipzig. Here the books are prepared bibliographically, are presented to the public and, furthermore, are available for special-theme exhibitions nationally and internationally.