Frankfurt / Main (dpa) - An unusual edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair comes to an end today.

Due to the corona pandemic, the international industry meeting took place almost exclusively on the Internet.

From the outset, the program for the trade visitors was only planned in the form of digital conferences.

The hall exhibition and public days were canceled in September.

The organizers want to take stock of the 72nd edition of the book fair on Sunday.

By Friday, 148,000 users from 183 countries had used the digital offerings.

More than 4,400 exhibitors from 103 countries had registered for this virtual "special edition".

There was a lot of social debate on the net.

Numerous authors, but also tennis player Andrea Petkovic, singer Campino and actor Lars Eidinger presented their books.

At the end of the book fair on Sunday, the Indian scientist Amartya Sen will also be awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, endowed with 25,000 euros.

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