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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 features great live events taking place all over Frankfurt. Enjoy readings by your favourite authors, creative performances by renowned artists, and exciting discussions on important topics. Celebrate BOOKFEST city with us!

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.

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#fbm20 coffee cups, shirts & more

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