May 16 - May 20Free
Known in German as the Book Stroll, Bücherbummel, the annual book fair on the Königsallee is an essential part of the urban cultural programme in Düsseldorf. Thousands of people visit the book stalls that line the pavements on the city’s most famous street.
The atmosphere of this consumers paradise is uniquely transformed for some ten days giving the boulevard a relaxed, quieter and almost bohemian flavour. Dating from the mid nineteen-eighties, one of the goals has always been to assist creating new generations of bookworms. Though the language barrier is ever present, a visit to the book fair and its treasures can prove highly inspiring. English language treasures can also be found.
Germany’s largest open air book festival also involves the vigorous literature days with literary recitals for those versed in the German language. Besides activities on the Kö, various public establishments, bookstores, antiquarian shops, publishing houses, literary and cultural institutions also open their doors.