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Planen Sie Ihren Messebesuch

Whether as a trade or private visitor, you can once again look forward to a unique experience at the fair – back at the exhibition site in Frankfurt and digitally worldwide. In October, we will be once again present a programme with a multitude of highlights: captivating discussions, renowned industry figures, current trends and the concentrated expertise of the entire industry. Join in the excitement – an entire world of topics await you.

Guest of honour Canada

Discover our Guest of honour this year, Canada. For the first time, the guest country presents both English and French titles from world-famous literary figures an authors, as well as authors from First Nations.

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Trade Programme 2021 – at the exhibition site and digitally

Expand your knowledge with the multifaceted specialist programme at the Frankfurter Buchmesse and take advantage of the opportunity for professional growth and networking – digitally as early as 11 October and additionally at the exhibition site from 20 October.

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Our highlight-packed public programme

Look forward this year once again to a wide-ranging programme with major industry players and a myriad of highlights: from 20-24 October – at the exhibition site or via livestream.

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In Frankfurt and digitally worldwide: these featured topics await you in 2021

THE ARTS+ auf Frankfurter Buchmesse


Benefit from the cross-industry exchange between publishers and the international creative industry at THE ARTS+, the marketplace for Creative Intellectual Property (CIP).

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All presentations at a glance

On-site and digitally: explore the Frankfurter Buchmesse Calendar of Events to discover all the important events that you will not want to miss.

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