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All the events on site

Finally, re-experience that live book fair feeling on site and get inspired with a unique programme full of highlights.


All the digital events

Before, during, and after the fair – check out our wide-ranging digital programme with livestreams from the fair, panel discussions, and much more.

Discover our curated programme


20-24 October 2021

Author signings at the Agora

Meet your favourite authors at a signing event at the heart of the fair.

On-site & digital

20-23 October 2021

ARD Book Fair Stage

Every day of the fair – on-site and live-streamed: You can look forward to exciting talks on the question of how we want to live in the future.

Frankfurt Studio – Festival

Inspiring talks, discussions, lectures, and book presentations with popular authors in the Frankfurt Studio on-side (Hall 4.0).


20-24 October


Be there when Frankfurt transforms into one big stage this year at BOOKFEST city. Exciting live events await you throughout the city once again.

On-site & digital

20-22 October 2021

Frankfurt Studio – Inside Publishing

The Professional programme will be livestreamed on the Internet and at the Agora: Experience a multifaceted programme from the publishing and creative industries.


20-22 October 2021


Where the publishing industry meets content professionals – experience innovations and creative business models from the fields of film/TV, music, and games.


11+12 October 2021

Frankfurt Conference

Join us on 11 and 12 October when top experts will talk about current trends and developments in academic and trade publishing.


30 September – end of December 2021

The Hof

Look forward to sessions in which the global publishing community congregates at a virtual bar with live music, listens to exciting interviews, or breaks out to find new business partners.