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Relive BOOKFEST digital again on YouTube

Welcome to BOOKFEST digital




German Stories


German Bestsellers




Exclusiv: Margaret Atwood

Guest of Honour 2021: Canada

BOOKFEST: CANADA (Mini-Documentaries)

Live now EN

Europe is Fun

Arts project Istanbul/Berlin

Welcome to BOOKFEST digital

Fantastic women

Female activists


Publishing heroes

Focus Asia

The New World Order: How the pandemic has changed the course of history forever

Live now EN
Speaker: Peter Frankopan
and one more speaker

Focus Asia/Spain



Focus Brazil/Chile/Nicaragua/Argentina

German times

Fantastic colors

Focus Indonesia

Focus India/Taiwan

Our moderators at Studio 1

Our moderators at Studio 2

The international festival of books at home

Every year in October, culture enthusiasts from all over the world celebrate the BOOKFEST together – the big international cultural festival of Frankfurter Buchmesse.

From bestseller events with world-famous authors* to discussion rounds, workshops and performances. This year, BOOKFEST will take place physically as BOOKFEST city and for the first time virtually as BOOKFEST digital.

On Saturday, 17 October 2020, BOOKFEST digital will broadcast a multi-faceted programme throughout the day. It will present, among others: Elizabeth Gilbert, Margaret Atwood, Ayad Akhtar, Eliot Weinberger, Kirsten Boie, Don Winslow, Olga Grjasnowa, Slavoj Žižek, Håkan Nesser, Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey, Edward Snowden, Jamie Oliver.

Canada is preparing a series of virtual programme elements that will show the diversity, creativity and uniqueness of the Canadian literary and cultural scene. The future host countries Spain and Slovenia will also be represented in both BOOKFEST programme formats. The former Guest of Honour countries Norway and Georgia will also present famous and popular authors from their countries.

BOOKFEST digital will be livestreamed on YouTube and – along with selected highlights on Facebook.

All this and much more is possible at BOOKFEST digital

  • Cultural and literary performances
  • Book and technology presentations
  • Discussions on politics and society
  • All that’s new in lifestyle, travel and cooking
  • Music and cooking shows

More live programmes

ARD Book Fair Stage

ARD Book Fair Stage



Das Blaue Sofa

Das Blaue Sofa (German)

Frankfurt Conference

Frankfurt Conference

B2B Events
Live: 10.00 am - 7.00 pm

B2B events