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Plan your visit to the fair

The international festival for literature, stories and ideas


From best-seller readings at the fair, to poetry slams, taste tests and discussion rounds in Frankfurt-area bars and cultural institutions: Every October, the entire city of Frankfurt focuses on literature and networking. Over five days, publishing experts, writers and culture fans from around the world come to the book fair in Frankfurt.


And after the fair ends for the day, the festivities continue throughout the city. All this awaits you at BOOKFEST – the Frankfurter Buchmesse Festival. As an extension of already popular events like OPEN BOOKS, the city's reading festival, you can experience exciting presentations of literature and stories at unique venues and special locations.




Feel inspired?

Have a look at the calendar of events for the BOOKFEST! Find at a glance the celebrities and star authors like Jo Nesbø and Deniz Yücel you can meet at the Frankfurter Buchmesse.

See the overview
Scandic Hotel Frankfurt

For a short time only: Stay the Night in Frankfurt with a special Discount

Whether you want to see the mega-author event with Jo Nesbø, celebrate at BOOKFEST or simply catch some inspiration at Frankfurter Buchmesse, you can stay a night (17-18 Oct.) at the Scandic Hotel at a special discount rate. You can save up to 10 % off the best available rate for that night. You’ll also enjoy a priceless view of the Frankfurt skyline, a free minibar and a complimentary breakfast.

Benefit now from the discount

You want to experience the BOOKFEST on the exhibition grounds?

Then secure your ticket for Frankfurter Buchmesse.