October 4th, 2006 | Published in Google Books
Starting today, publishers, authors, and book lovers from around the world will gather in Frankfurt, Germany for the world's largest book fair.
The Google Book Search team will also be there. We've got plenty of things planned for the event, from the launch of The Literacy Project with LitCam and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning to live demos at our booth (it's booth #M904 in Hall 8 if any of you happen to be making the trek). We'll also be roaming the labyrinthine halls of the fair in the hope of talking to as many book lovers, authors, and publishers as possible to hear their thoughts about Google Book Search.
How have we been preparing for our Germany trip? Some of us are reading up on the Gutenberg printing press, which was invented centuries ago at a site not 40 miles from Frankfurt. Others are brushing up on their German literature: the more erudite are picking up Rilke and Schiller, while some of us are sticking to Grimm's Fairy Tales. And me? I'm just trying to brush up on some German vocabulary before I hit the fair. After all, I wouldn't want to confuse wurst with Faust!