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BOOKFEST 2020 - all over the city and now worldwide


From bestseller readings and poetry slams to roundtable talks and performances: every year in October, publishing experts, writers, artists and culture enthusiasts from all over the world celebrate BOOKFEST – Frankfurter Buchmesse's big international festival of literature and culture. Running through the duration of Frankfurter Buchmesse, you can experience almost anything at BOOKFEST – except boredom. Nowhere else does the entire industry meet its customers so directly.

Even if some things are new and different this year: what remains is a great programme full of culture, inspiration and exciting encounters.


Join the party – on site and for the first time also virtually

This year, Frankfurter Buchmesse's BOOKFEST will take place physically as BOOKFEST city and, for the first time, also virtually as BOOKFEST digital. In the case of BOOKFEST city, the events are spread over all five days of the fair, across many locations throughout Frankfurt. The all-new BOOKFEST digital offers a unique, virtual celebration of literature and culture on the Saturday of the fair, which is broadcast live worldwide.

Always live and plugged-in: in the city or worldwide from home



BOOKFEST city featured great live events taking place all over Frankfurt. Ideal to enjoy readings by your favourite authors, creative performances by renowned artists, exciting discussions on important topics and to celebrate BOOKFEST city with us!

BOOKFEST digital

BOOKFEST digital

All-new: BOOKFEST digital was a spectacular digital programme for literature fans and cultural aficionados all around the world. You could experience international bestselling authors & stars from our two studios – live on 17 October 2020.

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For anyone who can’t get enough of Frankfurter Buchmesse, you can now bring that book fair feeling home. Or to your office. Get some #fbm20 gifts for your customers or business partners – or just for yourself.

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The inspiring BOOKFEST 2019