Welcome to Art & Design

The target groups:

Industry professionals

  • Rights representatives from publishing houses (international)
  • Sales representatives (international, particularly from the Asian region)
  • Booksellers, buyers from museums and libraries
  • Designers, architects, photographers, illustrators, graphic designers
  • Students in the fields of book design, illustration, photography, architecture, etc.
  • Art collectors, gallerists, curators

Ultimate audience

  • Literary-minded audience
  • Bibliophile audience
  • Book lovers and collectors

Highlights at the Book Fair: Art, Design, Photography, Architecture in Hall 4.1


  • In Hall 4.1 more than 300 exhibitors and all sorts of interesting people come together: publishers, museum and photo agency representatives, booksellers, designers, collectors, art enthusiasts, writers and many others.


  • Spotlight on photography books: the most innovative actors in this sector present their publications. The presentation is accentuated by a supporting programme that includes tours and events pertaining to new developments in the photography and photography book markets.


  • The DAM Architectural Book Award is awarded every year by the Frankfurter Buchmesse and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), the German Architecture Museum. You can find the shortlist and winning titles at the DAM stand in Hall 4.1. This is also where the most renowned architectural publishers in the world can be found.

Book layout and design

  • The Stiftung Buchkunst displays its award-winning titles from the German and international competitions. The exhibition is rounded off with an event programme for designers, typographers, publishers and students.

Independent publishers

  • Small? - Innovative and successful! In this hall, you'll come across numerous independent publishers from the German-speaking world and will discover exciting and surprising content beyond the mainstream. The Kurt Wolff Stiftung and the Arbeitskreis der Jungen Verlage present readings by independent publishers, where you can discover your new favourite authors.

Registration Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018

A further option to present yourself at the Fair:

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THE ARTS+ Come and experience a fair within Frankfurt Book Fair: THE ARTS+ is home to the culture and creative scene, to publishers, museum and photo agency representatives, booksellers, designers, collectors, art enthusiasts, writers and many others. THE ARTS+ is the platform for exchanging new business developments in hall 4.1.
Learn more about THE ARTS+ here

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