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Agora and Event Area 2019

Authors, stars, performances and much more - that's what awaits you at the two big event venues at the Frankfurter Buchmesse.


In addition to the popular Agora at the heart of the fair, there will be another event location this year: the new Event Area between Hall 1 and the Festhalle. This means even more space for creativity and good stories, for inspiration and new friendships. Anyone looking for a festive vibe at the book fair will definitely find it at the Agora and the Event Area: with readings by authors and out-of-the-ordinary concerts and events. And because a stimulating day at the fair is enough to make you hungry, our Food Trucks will surprise you with their delicious concoctions.


There’s always something happening

The Agora: the colourful hub of Frankfurter Buchmesse

An installation with children's books


In what ways can book production be carried out today? How can modern printing and binding technology, automated processes, material management and CO2 reduction be implemented? More inspiration for discussions can be found in the CPI Tower “STELLT DAS BUCH HER” AGORA C30.

Deutscher Cartoonpreis auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

German Comics Prize

The award ceremony of the German Cartoon Prize, moderated by Piero Masztalerz, will take place at 1 pm at the Frankfurt Pavilion. The winners will then give autographs in the Signing Boxes at the Agora. The open-air exhibition “Best Pictures” will provide an overview of the selected prize-winning cartoons.

Grundgesetzausstellung auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

70 years of the German Basic Law

For the last seven decades Germany has been in good shape – a good reason to celebrate! The Federal Republic of Germany celebrates the 70th birthday of the German Basic Law with a multi-media ensemble that includes stimulating talks, contests and a personal edition of the Basic Law to take home with you.

Oppland Bücherbus

The Book Bus from Oppland

A small library on wheels from the Norwegian province of Oppland will make a stop at the Agora. The Book Bus usually provides children in more than 30 Oppland elementary schools with great stories. Let yourself be enchanted by German-language readings of Norwegian folktales, take some polaroid photos and send greetings from Frankfurt to Oppland.

Food Trucks auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Eat, drink and relax

Hungry from the hustle and bustle of the fair? Then the Agora and the new Event Area are the right places for you. The original food trucks in the Chill Out Area offer something delicious for every taste – from the classic curry sausage to delicious premium burgers and Asian delicacies. Just put your feet up and enjoy!

New Event Area features sports, fun and excitement

Agora auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Open Air Stage

Everyone is looking forward to the BOOKFEST! Many events of the international Frankfurter Buchmesse, stories and ideas come to life on the open-air stage at the Event Area. Here you can experience Thomas Gottschalk – live – as well as Die Lochis, Nele Neuhaus, the little dragon Kokosnuss and much more!

Agora auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Soccer Court

Street Soccer Action of the DFB Culture Foundation in cooperation with the Hessian Football Association and LitCam. This is where the Norwegian team plays against the German author team, and the “football meets culture” kids kick and compete for the Book Fair Cup.


The Enthusiast Bus

The Enthusiast Bus invites researchers of all ages to join hands-on activities from the world of new digital education.

Attention exhibitors!

Take advantage of the many options at Frankfurter Buchmesse to raise awareness for your products and brand.