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Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021

Re:connect. In Frankfurt.

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20-24 October 2021

“In 2021, Frankfurter Buchmesse will again be an important meeting place - for the book industry, for authors and readers,” emphasised Juergen Boos, director of Frankfurter Buchmesse. “The industry needs an exchange and visibility more than ever.

In recent months we’ve held in-depth discussions with our customers and created a plan tailored to the needs of our exhibitors. With our updated conditions for participating in the fair, and our generous cancellation policy and flexible programme, we want to make it easy for our exhibitors in Germany and around the world to decide in favour of coming to Frankfurt. As always, protecting the health of our exhibitors and visitors has top priority. Our planning processes are therefore flexible, allowing us to quickly adapt to changing requirements.”

The 73rd Frankfurter Buchmesse is being supported by funds from the German government’s NEUSTART KULTUR programme. This assistance is being passed along to exhibitors, which means they will benefit from significantly lower fees for exhibition stands.

We look forward to seeing you from 20 to 24 October 2021 with Guest of Honour Canada.

Financial planning security for exhibitors through renewed funding from the German government’s NEUSTART KULTUR programme.

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Present yourself from your best side. Whether trade fair stand or workplace, find all options 2021 here.

That was the Special Edition 2020

What began as an exciting experiment, turned out to be a great success. The pandemic-induced Special Edition of Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 was entirely without hall exhibitors, but enhanced by numerous digital offers, accessible worldwide. The goal was to send out a message of hope in difficult times: to the entire industry, and to fans of literature all over the world.

All our expectations for this year's predominantly digital fair were exceeded. Thanks to the great number of digital exhibitors who took advantage of the opportunity to

present their brands to the world. Thanks to the many publishing professionals and literature enthusiasts who used our digital formats. Together, we made the best Frankfurter Buchmesse possible in a year like this one. In the name of literature, of culture, of new ideas.

Thanks again to everyone who has been a part of it! Now join us in looking forward to October 2021 – when, we hope, we will be back at the exhibition site, all across Frankfurt, and digitally around the world.

  • 200000

    users on

  • 4440

    digital exhibitors from 103 countries

  • 3644

    events in the Calendar of Events

  • 2388

    matchmaking tool users

  • 4165

    accounts in Frankfurt Rights

  • 400000

    titles in Frankfurt Rights

  • 6800

    submitted presentation titles on the highlight pages

  • 1500000

    clicks at BOOKFEST digital on 17 October 2020 with viewers from 124 countries

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Now available: Our media library "light" - Relive many parts of the live programme.

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Stay tuned!

Exhibitors, trade visitors, and literature fans from all over the world intensively made use of the digital offers of Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020. Many of these digital formats will continue to be available after the fair, as well.

Frankfurt Rights

Continue to benefit from our new digital portal for contacts, information, and trading in the rights and licensing sector. Featuring an international catalogue of rights to browse through, to find what you are looking for, and for others to find you.


Find and get in touch with promising business partners, and receive customised contact recommendations based on your profile. Target your search to specific sectors and regions.

The Hof

Start your new year successfully with The Hof: The networking format digitises the Frankfurt Factor. Register now for free to experience stimulating talks and exciting discussions with peers in a relaxed atmosphere!

Exhibitor Directory

Even after the fair ends, you can get detailed information about all the participating publishers and companies. Base your search on key words, products, or sectors.


Get informed about all exhibitors, presentations, and specialist conferences at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 – and continue to use the matchmaking function.

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