BOOKFEST – the festival of the Frankfurter Buchmesse

October is all about literature and networking. Two locations beckon with an exclusive programme, and a whole neighbourhood celebrates on Saturday. Building on last year, this year the Frankfurter Buchmesse (11-15 October 2017) is expanding its activities beyond the exhibition grounds. “BOOKFEST is an open platform in the city of Frankfurt for events around literature and other content from the creative industries. Culture and literature lovers, digital pioneers and creative minds, the entire publishing world, fair guests as well as Frankfurt locals are all warmly welcome at all of the events”, says Markus Gogolin, Director Strategic Marketing at the Frankfurter Buchmesse, summing up the concept. “With BOOKFEST, our aim for the coming years is to provide a stage – beyond the exhibition grounds – for publishers, authors and exciting networks in the industry”, adds Lars Birken-Bertsch, Director Business Development.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (F.A.S.) is the exclusive media partner of BOOKFEST. Other partners include AMP, Heyne Hardcore, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Indiecon, Initiative Gastronomie Frankfurt e.V., NM57, Rowohlt, S. Fischer Verlag, Trikont, Pub’n’Pub and Orbanism.

Read more in the press release "BOOKFEST"

Markus Gogolin
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Markus Gogolin
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    Talks, drinks and German authors live.
    NM57, Neue Mainzer Straße 57 60311 Frankfurt
    10 – 14 October, from 6 p.m.

    Wednesday, October 11, 6.30 - 8 p.m.
    Party Time for Indies
    An initiative of ODEI, International Publishers Guild and the International Alliance of Independent Publishers in cooperation with Frankfurter Buchmesse

    Networking for the young and creatives.
    Bar AMP, Gallusanlage 2, 60329 Frankfurt
11 – 13 October, from 6 p.m.

  • BOOKFEST NIGHT in Frankfurt’s Bahnhofsviertel district:
    BOOKFEST will reach its peak on Saturday, 14 October.
    Together with the association Initiative Gastronomie Frankfurt e.V., the bars and restaurants of the city’s Bahnhofsviertel district will open their doors to literature.
    Saturday, 14 October, from 6 p.m.

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