With more than 70 publishing companies, Cologne is one of the top five publishing locations in Germany. The range of the titles published in the Rhine metropolis is large, as is the number of readings, libraries and bookshops.
Cologne’s publishers play a major role in the variety of works published in Germany and also adopt new approaches in doing so. Classical newspaper and book publishers have become multimedia concerns and information providers which distribute their content over all channels available in the digital age.
World-famous picture books are published in Cologne, as are much-read publications from the specialist literature sector and national and international best-selling novels. And for those who prefer to experience literature live in thrilling readings and exciting panel discussions, Cologne also offers the largest literature festival in Europe, the lit.COLOGNE.