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Frankfurter Buchmesse

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Frankfurter Buchmesse is the world's most important marketplace for print and digital content. It’s also an extraordinary social and cultural event. Every October, publishing experts, writers, creative professionals and fans come from all over the world to network, hold discussions, negotiate, take decisions, be amazed and celebrate. It’s when Frankfurt becomes the focus of the world’s media and publishing industries – putting the most important innovative technologies and world literature at their fingertips. And this year's Guest of Honour Norway presents its rich literary tradition with many highlights to look forward to. Now is the time to secure your ticket for Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019. Our ticket shop is open.

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

Private Visitor Ticket

Dive into the world of writing, content, stars and discussions. Meet your favourite authors, discover bestsellers before they top the charts, and enjoy the titillating atmosphere of creativity.

from € 22.‒

Trade Visitor Ticket

Get ready to do business at the world's leading marketplace for print and digital content. Network with experts from the publishing and technology industries along with other creative industries such as film and games.

from € 68.‒

Business Ticket

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

from € 450.‒

Guest of Honour 2019: Norway


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.

Meet Norway in Frankfurt

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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Bücher auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

New: You can now buy books all weekend long!

Starting in 2019 – for the first time ever – you can also buy books on the Saturday at the Frankfurter Buchmesse! For the entire weekend, many exhibitors will both present and sell a wide range of inspiring thriller, fantasy, romance, and non-fiction books.


Information: Books have fixed retail prices. This ensures that you pay the same price everywhere – regardless if you buy it in a small bookshop, a big book store, on the internet or at the Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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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

Excited about the most fascinating place in the world?

Immerse yourself in topics that no one can afford to miss: trends, lifestyle, events, stars, innovation, digital content and – not to forget – books. This visit will remain with you forever. We promise.

New in 2019

Frankfurt Audio auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Frankfurt Audio

The new international marketplace for audio content at Frankfurter Buchmesse. You’ll find the most innovative products and trends, locations for presentations and events as well as a networking place to meet with major industry players.

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