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Centre stage: your brand

Present yourself and your products at the heart of the publishing industry.

Juergen Boos, Director of Frankfurter Buchmesse, about the current situation

Based on the information that is currently available, we expect Frankfurter Buchmesse to take place from 14 to 18 October 2020. What Frankfurt’s 72nd book fair will look like exactly, we cannot yet say. What is already clear, however, is that it will be a very special event. We are incorporating the measures being discussed at the national and state levels into our planning on an ongoing basis, since our highest priority is the health of our exhibitors, trade visitors and the public. We will communicate any concrete developments as soon as they become known. It will probably be possible to provide a clearer picture as of mid-June.

Our exhibitors can get in touch with our Key Account Management and Sales teams regarding any questions about their stand presences at the 2020 fair.

You will find the latest information on our news page:

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    Joint statement by the German Publishers & Booksellers Association and Frankfurter Buchmesse on the potential format for FBM 2020

    Statement by the German Publishers & Booksellers Association and Frankfurter Buchmesse

One fair a year is enough, if it’s the right one.

Welcome to the world’s most important trade and innovation platform for media and content formats. Here you will find yourself right in the midst of publishing and marketing experts, journalists, authors, creatives and culture enthusiasts from all around the world.

As the exhibitor of your brand and products, make use of the many opportunities to stage your products effectively and to capture attention. Join us when Frankfurter Buchmesse opens its gates in October.

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A good stand says it all

Present your offerings in the best light: your stand at Frankfurter Buchmesse is the centrepiece of your appearance at the fair. Choose between a system stand, which can be flexibly adjusted to various sizes and designs, or a free space, in which to create your own personally tailored presentation. You select the perfect location to fit your needs according to theme or country – to be exactly where your target group will find you.

Stand options


System stand

Our bestseller starts at 4 square metres and offers everything from a single source – without any stand builder needed. It’s inexpensive, practical and easily re-sizable.

Systemstand Deluxe

System stand Deluxe

This tailor-made stand makes it easier for you to achieve an individualised look. We plan it with you – according to your specifications and budget.

1040-Systemstand Smart-Stand

System stand Smart

Try our practical fair stand with a multi-media boost – in 4 or 8 square metres. This plug-and-play exhibition module ensures an easy, yet effective fair presentation.

Systemstand Eigenbau

Custom-built stand

Create an individualised exhibition stand using your own stand builder. Just book the space you need, and let your creativity run free.

Address target groups directly

Use the opportunity to increase your visibility at the fair substantially with a second presence at one of our thematic exhibition areas. By presenting your products in a thematic collective stand, you can target specific customer groups. With a stand at an appropriate second location, you ensure that your fair presence will get the attention it deserves.

Thematic exhibition areas

Frankfurter Buchmesse Kids Walkable Catalogue Kinder lesen Bücher zusammen

Children’s and Young Adult Media

Frankfurt Kids and Frankfurt New Generation offer presentation and networking space to market your media, products and topics for young people ages 13 and up.

Gourmet Gallery auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Culinary, Travel & Lifestyle

From cookbooks to travel guides, from wine to kitchen appliances – Gourmet Gallery is equally loved by professional and private visitors. It’s the ideal platform for publishers, manufacturers and related industries.

Frankfurt EDU Stage


Present your business and products in the Frankfurt EDU collective exhibition. Surrounded by international education providers, packagers, distributors and service providers, you’ll be in the best of company.

Frankfurter Buchmesse Highlights Audio Stage Rafik Schami Publikum

All thematic exhibitions

Discover the many opportunities for targeted customer contact through our collective stands.


Stages and event spaces

Your brand in the spotlight: in addition to selected thematic exhibition areas, we offer registered exhibitors attractive event areas and thematic stages for your author and product presentations.

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Tables and work centres

Frankfurter Buchmesse offers you a classic fair presence, stages for your authors or participation in thematic Collective Exhibitions. It is also a workplace for agencies and colleagues who want to maintain and establish international business contacts.

LitAg auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Agents & Scouts

Rights professionals from around the world meet here at the Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg).

ILC auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse


The International Library Center (ILC) is the innovation hub of the library industry.

Eine Frau im Gespräch mit zwei anderen Frauen.

Rights & licence trade

Publishers Rights Corner is an international B2B meeting area at Frankfurter Buchmesse for the rights and licensing industry.

Prices and exclusive offers

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All presentation options and prices for 2020

In this brochure, you will find an overview of your presentation options with prices. Please also note our offers on further marketing options starting on page 51 and the compulsory fees for every stand booking on page 30.


Attention first-time exhibitors!

The Frankfurt Welcome Kit is the perfect opportunity to gain direct access to all the relevant book and publishing networks. Be sure to select the Welcome Kit when you book your stand, and you'll secure the best for your business.

More information

Hall plan

You can find an overview of all fair halls with thematic stands here.