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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 offers great live events throughout Frankfurt. Publishers and service providers, authors and artists present their brands, their products and their works at poetry slams, readings, discussions and creative performances.

BOOKFEST digital

BOOKFEST digital

The all-new BOOKFEST digital is a great, virtual celebration of literature and culture that fans all over the world can experience live – from Asia to Europe to America. At BOOKFEST digital, audiences celebrate BOOKFEST, live at home, wherever they are in the world.

Submit your entry by 15 July

Take advantage of the many opportunities to present your brand or your products at Frankfurter Buchmesse's major cultural festival.

BOOKFEST city – Call for Participation

Apply with your event idea or location and reach your audience directly in person.

BOOKFEST digital – Call for Ideas

Submit your ideas and become part of the year’s largest, virtual celebration of literature and culture.

The inspiring BOOKFEST 2019