German Design Award Special 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse

Ideas that move the world

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Plan your visit to the fair 2019 now

Frankfurter Buchmesse is the world’s most important market for printed and digital content – and a great social and cultural event. In October, publishing experts, writers, representatives of the creative industry, and culture lovers from all over the world meet in Frankfurt to network and discuss, negotiate and decide, and to marvel and celebrate. In October, Frankfurt becomes the global centre of the media and publishing industry with innovative technologies and world literature you can touch. Buy your ticket for Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 now. The ticket shop is open.

For every Fair Experience the right Ticket

"Tomorrow is, why you’re here today" - Frankfurter Buchmesse

Private Visitor Ticket

You can’t get more authors, content, stars and events: meet your favourite writers, be the first discover bestsellers and enjoy a thrilling atmosphere packed with creativity.

from € 22.‒

Trade Visitor Ticket

Everything’s ready and on-hand for you to do business at the world’s most important marketplace for printed and digital content. Network with experts from the publishing, tech and creative industries, such as film and games.

from € 53.‒

Business Ticket

The premium upgrade for trade visitors: the Business Ticket gives you access to the lounge atmosphere of the Business Club with its many premium services, valuable networking formats and all the conferences at Frankfurter Buchmesse.

from € 450.‒


Frankfurter Buchmesse stays active 365 days a year - all around the world. Stay on top of the latest updates in our news area where you can learn about various fair events and sweepstakes or read interviews that cover the most exciting fair topics.

  • Frankfurter Buchmesse - Future Frankfurt: Unser Weg in die Zukunft


    Frankfurter Buchmesse: A Look into the Future

    In this interview the Director of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, Juergen Boos, and its Vice President Marketing & Communications, Katja Böhne, answer some questions about the book fair’s “Future Frankfurt” concept and what it holds in store for exhibitors and visitors.

  • Mary Ellen Bates


    AI will be the transformative technology of the 2020s

    Information Professional Mary Ellen Bates on the unpredictable consequences and benefits of the new technology

Jo Nesbø auf dem BOOKFEST

Exclusive live Event with Jo Nesbø

Only at BOOKFEST: Jo Nesbø will present his new book “Knife: A Harry Hole Novel” in English and German. Catch this mega-author event and benefit from a special discount at the Scandic Hotel in Frankfurt.

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Excited about the book world’s most exciting place?

The book fair in Frankfurt is packed full of things you just can’t miss: trends, lifestyle products, events, stars, innovations, digital content and, last but not least, books. A place you’ll never forget – and that’s a promise.


Hjertelig velkommen, Norge!

Norway is 2019 the Guest of Honour of Frankfurter Buchmesse – the land of big Literature: from the classics of Henrik Ibsen to the modern best-sellers of Jo Nesbø. We very much look forward to experiencing the literature from Europe's far north. Join us on a tour of discovery.


Readings, discussions, performances and much more – throughout the year, there were many exciting events by our Guest of Honour.

Past Guest

Have a look into the past and learn more about the Guest of Honour countries of recent years.

New in 2019

Highlight Audio auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Frankfurt Audio: lending your stories an ear

The new international marketplace for audio content at Frankfurter Buchmesse: it offers the most innovative products and trends, locations for presentations and events, plus a networking meeting place to exchange ideas with industry leaders.

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