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The international festival for literature, stories and ideas 2019


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.


BOOKFEST-Highlights 2019

Frankfurt celebrates BOOKFEST: join us!

“Together with the ESA, we are pleased to pass on our fascination in the planet and present our research to the general public at BOOKFEST.”

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Volker Mosbrugger General Manager of Senckenberg Nature Research Society

“The University Hospital in Frankfurt is opening up to BOOKFEST so that visitors can experience the fascinating stories that play out time and time again at university hospitals.”

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Graf Medical Director and Chairman of the Executive Board, Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt

“Cafébar Herz, in the heart of Frankfurt, is taking part because our hearts beat for the culture of our city.”

Karim Allalou Cafébar Herz von Frankfurt

Partners 2019