German Design Award Special 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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Plan your visit to the fair 2019 now

Frankfurter Buchmesse is the most important marketplace worldwide for printed and digital content and a great social and cultural event. In October, publishing experts, writers, players from the creative industry and culture enthusiasts from across the world will meet here to network, discuss, negotiate, make decisions, to marvel and celebrate. Frankfurt becomes the worldwide hub of the media and publishing industry in October, with ground-breaking contracts, innovative technologies and world literature you can touch.

All year long, Frankfurter Buchmesse can be found working at many locations around the world. The international industry platform has a global network in all relevant media markets, such as New York, Beijing, Moscow and New Delhi. Frankfurter Buchmesse keeps you up to date about current global trends and supports you with your international activities.


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

RightsTech: Europe-Konferenz

RightsTech Europe

Don’t miss the first RightsTech: Europe Conference in Frankfurt, on 9 and 10 September 2019.  The first European conference of its kind focusses on rights management and licensing in the media sector and brings together a unique mix of creators, media rights owners, technology developers, legal and financial professionals, policymakers and innovators from around the globe

Get 30 Percent off with the Super Early Bird Ticket until 30 April!


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Frankfurter Buchmesse abroad


Harness the activities of Frankfurt Buchmesse around the world for your success: profit from international contacts and tap into new, international markets at our collective stands.

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Networking auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Networking & Know-how

The newest trends, business models and market analysis: with Frankfurter Buchmesse you gain first hand insight into the development of media markets. We also support young talent in the media and publishing industry with diverse funding programmes for international networking, such as the Paris-Frankfurt-Fellowship-Programme.

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WILDCARD: Win your stand until 31. May!

Answer three questions regarding your exhibition concept and win the grand prize: the WILDCARD for a free stand at Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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Übersetzer Fellowship der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Partnerships & Sponsoring


Present your products and services at Frankfurter Buchmesse and reach targeted market decision-makers, publishers also private and trade visitors. Choose from many offers for convenient and effective marketing.

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BOOKFEST der Frankfurter Buchmesse

In the spotlight with BOOKFEST

Turn your ideas into reality at BOOKFEST: Your stories will reach the right audience with poetry slams, concerts, book presentations or panel discussions. Partner up or join in with your own events.

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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.


Look forward to many exciting events featuring our Guest of Honour throughout the year: readings, discussions, performances, and so much more.

Poster competition

In honour of our guest country, we are organising our own poster competition. Up and coming designers will be invited to create a welcome message for the guest country.

Past guest

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

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Frankfurter Buchmesse Newsletter

Always be in touch. You will get the latest information on events and offers about the Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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Attention exhibitors!

Become an exhibitor and book the last remaining floor spaces at Frankfurter Buchmesse. Present your products to private and trade visitors from all over the world.