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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.
Secure your ticket for Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019. Private visitors can already use our ticket shop to buy their tickets. Advance sales of trade visitor tickets will begin in June. Private visitors, who’d like to attend the fair for three extra days this year, can take advantage of the Freundeskreis Ticket, which lets them enjoy the fair on the days traditionally reserved for trade visitors (Wednesday to Friday).
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: 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.
AI will be the transformative technology of the 2020s
Information Professional Mary Ellen Bates on the unpredictable consequences and benefits of the new technology
Let yourself be inspired
Our Highlights? Beyond Words
At the heart of Frankfurt this October, there will be much more going on than books. There will be printed and digital content, social and cultural events, and many other exciting events that you won’t want to miss.
You’ll be up close to all the big names. You could run into your favourite author or meet the likes of Ken Follett. Seize the opportunity in 2019.
The Stars are coming
Otto Waalkes, Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen, Marc-Uwe Kling, Benno Fürmann and Michelle Hunziker – the list of stars and celebrities that graced Frankfurter Buchmesse in 2018 is long. This year, many celebrities will give us the honour once again.
The Gourmet Gallery inspires
You’ll find everything a gourmand loves – and also the people they love. The Gourmet Gallery unifies the entire culinary world. In 2018 it was star chefs like Tim Mälzer, Mario Kotaska, Sarah Henke and Stefan Marquard. Get inspired by new ideas, trends and recipes.