The Leipzig Book Fair and Thuringia Bach Festival

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Coming up: The Leipzig Book Fair and the Thuringia Bach Festival.

March 18-21, 2010

The Leipzig Book Fair is the second largest book fair in Germany after Frankfurt. The fair is partially a trade fair but also holds a concurrent event called Leipzig Reads—a festival of literature with over 1,900 readings and activities.

A man arranges books at a stand at the Leipzig Book Fair on 15 March 2009 at the fair grounds in Leipzig, eastern Germany

Thuringia Bach Festival
March 26-April 18
Sites throughout the Free State of Thuringia, including Erfurt, Eisenach and Weimar

The Thuringia Bach Festival specializes in Baroque music and, of course, the music of its titular honouree: Johann Sebastian Bach. Part of this festival's draw is that it hosts concerts in venues where Bach once roamed, including the church where he was baptized, the church where he was married, and in sites where he composed much of his early work.

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