Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Ideas that move the world.

Frankfurter Buchmesse is the world’s most important fair for the print and digital content business, as well as an outstanding social and cultural event.

For five days, publishing experts, writers and cultural enthusiasts from all over the world come together at the fair in Frankfurt, where they network, talk, make decisions, get inspired and join together in celebration. Every October, Frankfurt is the centre of the global publishing industry. It’s where ground-breaking contractual agreements are made, innovative technologies are presented, and world literature gets discovered. And during the rest of the year, Frankfurter Buchmesse lives on with appearances at many locations across the globe.


… to the 7 503 exhibitors

who showcased their latest ideas, publications and technical innovations in exciting presentations.


... to the 285 024 visitors

who are passionate about books, bring their excitement for new ideas and technical innovations, and who show their joy at all the events.


... to all the other participants

such as authors, journalists, stars and VIPs, who gave engaging talks and entertaining performances at readings, discussions and other events.

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… to the 25 000 BOOKFEST visitors

for her passion for new literature and stories, for her love of culture and her interest in new productions of reading, writing and telling.


Information for journalists and bloggers.

Take advantage of our wide range of materials, pictures and press kits containing all of the most important information on the fair - you can also be one of the 10 000 journalists and bloggers who report on the book fair.

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Georgia – Made by Characters.

Georgia, our 2018 Guest of Honour, presented the 33 characters of its unique alphabet - along with the stories and authors who use those beautiful letters as their medium. We thoroughly enjoyed experiencing the people, their way of life and the multifaceted literature from a nation with one of the world's most ancient cultures. Thank you, Georgia!

Early bird discount.


Book a stand at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 and benefit from the early bird discount! Only until 30th November 2018.

Book now

Frankfurt Pavilion.


Frankfurt Pavilion is the new heart of the Agora. The impressive structure at the centre of the Agora offers readings, author discussions, music performances and culinary events.

More information


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.

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie auf der Eröffnungspressekonferenz der Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018


    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Speach Opening Press Conference Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018

    "It's time for men to read women" - watch the speech by renowned author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at the Frankfurter Buchmesse Opening Press Conference.

  • Eröffnung Frankfurt Pavilion


    Opening of the Frankfurt Pavilion with Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

    In conversation with Croatian author Ivana Sajko, the recipient of this year’s International Literature Award – Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and Belgian writer Stefan Hertmans.

Attention exhibitors!

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018 was a huge success! If you already know that you want to join us again in 2019, you can benefit today from a early bird discount. Offer lasts till 30 November only.