In the Loop in Frankfurt

At the Frankfurt Book Fair 2011, the word coming through every day was that exhibitors in Hall 8 – where the US, UK publishers are located, and described by David Davidar in his new novel, Ithaca, as the “nerve centre” of the Fair – were crying that they’ve had fewer meetings and deals at the Fair this year. This was evident when one took a stroll along the aisles of Hall 8 (after undertaking the long walk from Hall 5.0, where the non-multinational Indian publishers and printers were exhibiting).

The Mapin Stand, all dressed up! © Mapin

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