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Digitale Buchmesse

Digital book fair

Trade visitors this year will benefit from a wide range of new B2B digital formats. And literature fans can bring their favourite stars right into their homes. Worldwide and free of charge.

The digital 2020 publishing get-together

  • 7-day live programme – broadcast worldwide and free of charge
  • Customised business partner contacts with the new matchmaking tool
  • Interactive networking events for meetings as if they were in person
  • Online rights trading with numerous presentation opportunities

Live programme


5 days of concentrated specialist expertise, networking, and 2020 trends.

About the live programme

Conference & professional programme

Our Frankfurt Conference digital format and other moderated B2B events cover a wide range of specialist topics. As every year, you will have the opportunity to meet with noteworthy key industry players and experts, while getting informed on current trends and developments in the industry.

ARD Book Fair Stage

A non-stop programme every day. Experience live events on the ARD Book Fair Stage via livestream in the Festhalle. Don't miss the ARD Book Fair Night on Friday, 16 October 2020, which will be broadcast nationwide on cultural channels all over Germany.

BOOKFEST digital

The new BOOKFEST digital, on Saturday, 17 October, is a wonderful new virtual festival of literature and culture, which fans can follow from all over the world – from Asia, Europe, America, wherever. At BOOKFEST digital, audiences in every corner of the globe can take part in the BOOKFEST live at home.

Signals of Hope

Signals of Hope

Gerade in der Zeit einer weltweiten Krise gewinnt es wieder enorm an Bedeutung: das Prinzip Hoffnung. Wir möchten Signals of Hope senden – inmitten von Empörungskultur, Schwarzmalerei und Verschwörungstheorien. Hoffnungsvollen Stimmen aus Literatur und Gesellschaft wird eine digitale Plattform geboten, um sich mit der verändernden Kraft neuer Ideen auseinanderzusetzen.


#fbm20 Tassen, Shirts & mehr

Für alle, die nicht genug Buchmesse haben können, gibt’s jetzt das Buchmesse-Feeling für zuhause. Oder fürs Büro. Beschenken Sie damit Ihre Kunden oder Geschäftspartner – oder einfach sich selbst.

Networking events

Networking Events

Where the industry comes together – digitally in 2020

Stay connected in 2020 at “The Hof” and other networking events. Even if you cannot be there in person.

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The Special Edition 2020 – digital book fair feeling

The digital business fair 2020

Key information for your business

Business Insights

For current B2B highlights, the website of Frankfurter Buchmesse offers informative platforms for trade visitors. The Business Insights section provides key tips and information for your business, from Academic through Audio to Kids.

Valuable business encounters

Matchmaking tool

Find and make valuable contacts with new business partners. You can register free of charge and, based on your profile details, you will receive customised contact recommendations. In addition, the tool allows you to filter your search for contacts by business subjects and regions.

Rights and licence trading

Frankfurt Rights

Frankfurt Rights is Frankfurter Buchmesse's new digital portal for contacts, information, and trading of rights and licences. Featuring an international catalogue of rights for browsing, finding, and getting discovered.

All digital book fair offers are free of charge. Trade visitors only need a My Book Fair account.