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Agora and Event Area

Authors, stars, concerts and performances – this and much more awaits you at Frankfurter Buchmesse's two big outdoor event venues.


If you are looking for that festival flair at Frankfurter Buchmesse, you’ll definitely find it at the Agora and the Event Area: with extraordinary author readings, concerts and events! This is where the centres of creativity, good stories, inspiration and new friendships can be found. And because an exciting day at the fair can make you really hungry, numerous food trucks will tempt you with their delicacies.


There’s always something going on

The Agora: the colourful hub of Frankfurter Buchmesse

Frankfurt Pavilion

This impressive landmark at Frankfurter Buchmesse is the main stage for award ceremonies, book presentations and press conferences. The iconic wooden structure offers 500 square metres of space for up to 400 visitors.

Signing boxes

Here visitors can experience their idols up close. Especially suitable for half-hour signing sessions, directly after author events in the Frankfurt Pavilion or in the YOGI TEA® Lesezelt.

YOGI TEA® Lesezelt

Used for readings and discussions with authors, Frankfurter Buchmesse’s large literary stage impresses with the special flair of the historic mirror tent and the popular tea service provided by YOGI TEA®. There is room for up to 300 people.

The Event Area: The second large event area for events, sports and fun.

The Open Air Stage: The big stage for concerts, fan and author events offers plenty of space for exciting activities and unique events. The audience stays in the open event area, so there is ample space for a lot of spectators.

Agora auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Soccer Court

This is a Street Soccer initiative of the DFB Cultural Foundation in cooperation with the Hessian Football Association and LitCam and it’s where the national author teams play and where the "Football Meets Culture" kids kick off for the Buchmesse Cup.

Food Trucks auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Eat, drink and relax

Hungry from the hustle and bustle of the fair? Then let us spoil you at the Agora and the Event Area with our unique food trucks. Here you'll find something tasty for everyone – from the classic curry sausage to premium burgers and Asian delicacies.

Attention exhibitors!

Take advantage of the many exhibition opportunities at the Agora or the Event Area to draw attention to yourself and your products.