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Frankfurter Buchmesse

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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. It’s where publishing experts come together with VIPs from the creative industry to meet authors, celebrities, journalists, and cultural enthusiasts from around the world. They come for business opportunities and to do deals, for networking and discussions, and for the glamour and socialising.

Every year, Frankfurter Buchmesse brings innovative technologies and world literature to the city of Frankfurt, transforming it into a global hub of the media and publishing industries.

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 was a huge success, featuring exciting conferences, fascinating events and an expansive range of innovative exhibitors that captivated visitors. And we already have a lot more in store for you 2020. It’ll be a fair you can't afford to miss. We hope to see you there.

Act now and secure the best possible location for your stand at the world’s most important marketplace for print and digital content.

Wildcard der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Wildcard: Win a free stand

Answer three questions about your exhibition at the fair and win a Wildcard for an 8-square-metre stand at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020!

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A look back at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019

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5 exciting days in 267 seconds

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019

Experience great literature - watch the videos of the mega readings

Jo Nesbø auf dem BOOKFEST

Jo Nesbø live and exclusive

High voltage from the north: Norwegian bestselling author Jo Nesbø introduces his new Harry Hole thriller “Knife” at Frankurter Buchmesse. See how the the author presents his novel and discusses it with hr2 presenter Alf Mentzer.

Literaturgala auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Literary Gala with international bestselling authors

One evening, four shining literary stars: Margaret Atwood, Maja Lunde, Elif Shafak and Colson Whitehead present their new books at the Literary Gala. Bela B Felsenheimer (from the German rock band Die Ärzte) and actor Nina Petri will read from the books by these star authors. A special guest at the gala: the successful British author Ken Follett, who will introduce his campaign “The Friendship Tour”, which takes a stand against Brexit and promotes friendship with Europe.


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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Takk, Norge!

The 2019 Frankfurter Buchmesse Guest of Honour was Norway, a land of impressive literature, with classics by the likes of Henrik Ibsen to current bestselling authors like Jo Nesbø. The delegation from the north included internationally renowned literati such as Karl Ove Knausgård and Maja Lunde, travelling with none other than the Crown Prince and Princess of Norway. Thank you for all the inspiration!

Handover of the guest role

Übergabe der Gastrolle an Kanada

Welcome & bienvenue, Canada!

We look forward to our 2020 Guest of Honour Canada! The Guest of Honour will present both English and French-language literature for the first time, featuring world-famous authors like Margaret Atwood, Douglas Coupland, Dany Laferrière, Yann Martel, Alice Munro and Michael Ondaatje, along with First Nations authors.

The right topics for your target group

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Present your brand around the world

Every year, there are countless events around the world for booksellers and publishing industry exhibitors, open to both trade specialists as well as the general public. Germany puts in regular appearances at about 20 of these international events, often as the guest of honour.

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Exhibitors: expect these improvements in 2020

Direct connection to the public

At Frankfurter Buchmesse, exhibitors can reach their target groups directly and in-person, which often leads to a boost in their global social media reach. As we do every year, Frankfurter Buchmesse is offering even more measures for B2C success in 2020.

Perfect-match business encounters

In order to increase the number and diversity of experts, Frankfurter Buchmesse continuously develops new formats for beneficial encounters, e.g. in the form of special areas and opportunities tailored to your field.

Modernised fair infrastructure

Many exhibitors will find themselves in new places in 2020 – with the opportunity to make new, unexpected contacts that advance their business. Hall 4.1 will feature international players representing romance-language countries and the Arab world. In Hall 6, the English-speaking world will join exhibitors from Asia.

Attention exhibitors!

Take advantage of the many options at Frankfurter Buchmesse to raise awareness for your products and brand.