Frankfurter Buchmesse:

11 - 15 October 2017

The Frankfurter Buchmesse is the most important international trade fair for content, the centre of the international media world and a major cultural event. Nowhere else in the world does the publishing and media industry show itself from a more diverse, innovative and international side than during these five days in October.

Attend the Frankfurter Buchmesse on trade visitor days!

Find success at the Book Fair: The Business Club gives you access to relevant networks – and information that helps you advance. At the trade fair’s various conferences, you gain first-hand insight into new trends, learn about visionary business models and get benefit-oriented market analyses.


THE ARTS+ is a fair, business festival and international meeting place for the culture and creative industries, launched in October 2016 during the Frankfurter Buchmesse. The goal of the new format is to exploit the potential of digitalisation for creative content and to develop new business areas. International artists, opinion leaders and experts as well as an impressive range of exhibitors will present innovative approaches from the fields of publishing, museums, architecture and design, brands and agencies.

Attend the Frankfurter Buchmesse as a literature fan!

Discover new books and the most innovative digital publishing products at the Book Fair. Here, you’ll meet your idols from the world of literature face-to-face – at countless readings, discussions or at the show kitchen of the “Gourmet Gallery”. Get to know the publishing industry from its liveliest side.

Be well informed!

From the interactive hall plan, to information on authors, getting to the fair and visa information, to opening hours: Here you will find all the general information at a glance.

Become an exhibitor

Network, market and ensure a strong presence: Showcase yourself and your brand as an exhibitor at the Frankfurter Buchmesse – and stay relevant for your current and future customers.

ALDUS: The network of Europe's book fairs

ALDUS – named after Aldo Manuzio, the humanist and innovative publisher from Venice (ca. 1450–1515) – is the network of European book fairs. ALDUS aims to improve the networking and professionalisation of book fairs, in particular in the areas of rights and licenses, audience development and digitalisation. As the leading B2B marketplace for content, the Frankfurter Buchmesse is one of several partners of the project. ALDUS is co-financed by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Learn more about ALDUS

Become a partner of the Frankfurt Book Fair

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