A brief introduction

What is BuB?

»BuB – Forum Bibliothek und Information« is the trade journal which has the widest distribution in German-speaking countries among library and information professionals. Together with our authors we present commentaries, discussion papers, interviews, reports, and news items focussing on topics related to pubic and academic libraries and also educational and cultural policy. Our authors work in libraries in Germany and abroad, in governmental agencies, in educational and cultural institutions, while others are teachers and lecturers in institutions of higher education or employed as journalists.

What makes BuB special?

The answer is clear: we take a broad view of current issues even beyond the library and information profession. BuB covers interdisciplinary topics relevant to both the public and academic library world, what is happening in the library associations, and decisions being taken in education and culture. Authors from other fields share their ideas and thus provide food for thought. And BuB is international. Along with authors from German libraries, articles are submitted from Austria and Switzerland, from France, Great Britain, the United States, and many other countries. The editorial board of BuB is independent and free of any commercial influence.

Take advantage of our versatility

Ten issues of BuB appear in print each year. Our trade journal is the only library journal in Germany whose print run is certified by the German Audit Bureau of Circulation (IVW). Most recently (4th quarter 2021) the distribution amounted to 6,529 copies of an issue. Each issue also appears in the BuB app. The online edition is identical to the print issue. In addition, the app’s issues contain additional information such as direct links to job announcements or the appropriate point of contact. Since December 2021 BuB has implemented a new, up-to-date website that offers further features and an attractive modern design. Here we provide daily updates about everything happening in the world of libraries. Over 100,000 clicks per month are proof that the website has been well-received. Your job announcements will be placed on the homepage to get maximal attention.

Why is advertising in BuB a sound investment?

BuB is a trade journal and at the same time the communication vehicle within the professional library association »Berufsverband Information Bibliothek« (BIB). Over 5,500 members receive the print issue by post and also have access to the BuB app. In addition, there are approximately 1,200 additional subscribers. In many libraries the journal is circulated throughout the library staff. From the director to the intern, from the university lecturer to the student, as well as around the world, such as in many branches of the Goethe Institut. Thus, each issue reaches its target groups directly and without waste.

About us


Berufsverband Information Bibliothek e.V. (BIB)
Gartenstraße 18, 72764 Reutlingen
Postfach 13 24, 72703 Reutlingen
Tel.: +49 7121 / 34 91-0

Advertising desk
Editorial desk

Zeitschrift BuB – Forum Bibliothek und Information
Gartenstraße 18, 72764 Reutlingen
Postfach 13 24, 72703 Reutlingen
Tel.: +49 7121 / 34 91-14

Terms and conditions

You can find our Terms and Conditions at www.b-u-b.de/engl/agb or we will be happy to send you a copy via email.


74 (2022)


10 monthly issues per year

Print run

6.450 copies


6.255 copies

verkaufte Auflage

6.155 paid subscriptions (>95%)


IVW 3rd quarter 2022


Public and academic libraries, special libraries, library consultancies, library association members, church libraries


Federal Republic of Germany, German-speaking countries, overseas libraries

Advertising formats

BuB magazine (print and app)

Specifications for deliverables:

We request submission of high-resolution PDF-X3 files, using the CMYK colour model. Please embed your text and ensure image resolution of at least 300 dpi for colour and grey-tone pictures. Please deliver all files with 3 mm trim edges.

Title page 2.260 EUR

Inside cover (U2); Inside back cover (U3); Back cover (U4)

2.100 EUR
1/1 page 1.940 EUR
2/3 page 1.480 EUR
1/2 page 1.250 EUR
1/3 page    960 EUR
1/4 page    900 EUR
Small ads
43 × 24 mm

     80 EUR

43 × 54 mm    180 EUR
43 × 84 mm

   270 EUR

Up to 3 links at a surcharge of 10% (max. 130 EUR)

Current price list is as of 1 January 2022, excluding VAT. Terms and conditions for placing advertisements or advertising supplements can be found at www.b-u-b.de/agb. We will be happy to send you a copy via email.

BuB Website

Editorial calendar for 2023 (Volume 75)

Issue Special topic Advertising deadline Copy submission Delivery date Significant events
01/2023 IFLA 6. Dezember 13. Dezember 11. Januar  
02-03/2023 Children’s Libraries 18. Januar 25. Januar 15. Februar 1.2. - 5.2.
International Toy Fair Nuremberg
7.3. - 11.3.
Didacta Trade Fair Stuttgart
23.3. - 26.3.
Leipzig Book Fair
04/2023 Leipzig Book Fair 10. März 16. März 5. April  
05/2023 German Library Conference BiblioCon(Hanover) 12. April 18. April 9. Mai 2.5. - 5.5.
Austrian Library Congress, Insbruck
23.5 - 25.5.
Leamtec Trade Fair Karlsruhe
23.5. - 26.5.
Library Conference Hanover
06/2023 Trends in Interior Design 12. Mai 17. Mai 13. Juni 5.6. - 7.6.
re:publica in Berlin
07/2023 Artifical Intelligence 16. Juni 22. Juni 12. Juli 30.7. - 4.8.
IAML in Cambridge (UK)
08-09/2023 Mobile Libraries 17. Juli 21. Juli 10. August 21.8 - 25.8.
IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Rotterdam
10/2023 Frankfurt Book Fair 12. September 18. September 11. Oktober 18.10. - 22.10.
Frankfurt Book Fair
National Library Day (Library of the Year Award)
11/2023 The Sharing Economy 12. Oktober 18. Oktober 8. November 20.11.
National Reading Promotion Day
12/2023 Reading as Cultural Competency 10. November 17. November 7. Dezember  

Sample designs of BuB app

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