General information on the Frankfurt Book Fair

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The Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 will take place from 19 to 23 October. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a meeting place for the industry’s experts and the most important marketplace for books, media, rights and licences worldwide. Be they publishers, booksellers, agents, film producers or authors - each year in October, they all come together and create something new.

Grow your business, expand your network, build bridges into the future, grow your professional skills, and make new discoveries: digital content, the vibrant publishing landscape of the Guest of Honour and interesting information about the most important markets worldwide. Whether you come to the Fair as exhibitor, professional or private visitor - one thing is certain: at the Frankfurt Book Fair you will have more access to current trends than anywhere else.

Everything at a glance

Book sale at the Fair

On the last day of the fair (Sunday, 23 October 2016) exhibiting publishers are allowed to sell their books at retail price. At the fair you will see many books you would like to buy right away. Whether you're excited about the newest manga or the first edition of an underground poet, on Sunday you can buy them all.

Expert tours

During the week trade visitors can take part in one of our free expert tours. Our tour guides are experts in the trade industry.
Register today for one of our complimentary expert tours


Exciting stories and interviews. Tips for your fair preparation. Read the Countdown!


Avoid the queues and buy your trade visitor ticket today!
In order to buy a ticket please register as a trade visitor at My Book Fair. Click the banner below for registration and ticket purchase.

Interactive hall plan

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Facts & Figures of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015

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How many exhibitors came to Frankfurt in 2015? Which countries were present? How many events took place and how were they evaluated? Learn this and more in our ...

Facts & Figures 2015