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Our colourful programme for literary enthusiasts

Look forward to an exciting programme of readings, talks and interviews with international stars from the media and culture at the 75th anniversary fair. Meet your favourite authors and discover exciting stories on the exhibition grounds or at the BOOKFEST throughout Frankfurt.

Would you like to get that Buchmesse feeling right now? You can access the programme highlights of #fbm22 free of charge in our Media Library.

Length: 90 min. Tickets: from 18 Euro

A Frankfurter Buchmesse special: the Literaturgala 2023

Experience a special literary evening – at the huge Literaturgala on 21 October at 7.00 pm – with Sir Salman Rushdie, Cornelia Funke, Sir Christopher Clark, Lizzie Doron, Thomas Hettche and Amir Gudarzi. Be there live when literary critics Thea Dorn (Das Literarische Quartett) and Denis Scheck (Druckfrisch) speak with the guest authors about their latest work as well as present and future challenges faced by society and politics.

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Special Topics and Stages at #fbm23

Highlights & Special Topics for fans of literature and culture

Turn your visit to the fair into a unique and inspiring experience: explore our diverse range of topics, events and stands. Discover your own personal highlights at the heart of your community!

Spotlight on: stages at the fair

Look forward to a multifaceted programme on the fair stages with international stars, TV personalities and bestselling authors at exciting events. Experience unique live moments and personal encounters – for an unforgettable time at the fair!

Creating unforgettable moments at "Meet the Author"

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Meet your favourite authors – in our new Meet the Author area

Meeting your favourite authors is now an easy, more personal experience. With our new Meet the Author area in hall 4.1, you can book your personal timeslot in advance for the first time – just go online starting 9 October. This guarantees a direct meeting at the fair with enough time to get your favourite book signed – with no long waits. For some authors, time slots are planned to allow time for a chat, a written dedication and even a selfie with the author!

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Become part of the #BookTok community - With our TikTok Masterclasses

Using TikTok successfully - for authors

Authors take note: TikTok experts Sophie Münzberg and Jasmin Pfalzelter and author Carolin Wahl will give helpful tips on how to get started on the TikTok platform, share your own content widely and become part of the #BookTok community - in our digital masterclass "#BookTok for authors" on 9. October from 4 to 5 pm.

Step by step to become a BookTok Creator

Do you love books and want to become an active member of the #BookTok community? We'll show you how to use TikTok to exchange ideas with other book fans, gain new followers, reach an audience of millions and start your own business as a BookTok Creator: at our digital masterclass with TikTok Germany experts Jasmin Pfalzelter and Sophie Münzberg - on 9. October from 6 to 7 pm.

For Literary enthusiasts and fans of the fine arts – the BOOKFEST


No plans for the evenings?

After the fair closes, the tour continues in the city. With the BOOKFEST city – the festival for literature, stories and ideas.

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Don’t miss our event highlights

Get an overview of our diverse event programme and don't miss out on any live experience. Plan your visit to the fair using the Calendar of Events.

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Frankfurter Buchmesse's media library

Our media library offers a collection of all the highlights from our events for professional and private audiences. Browse through a wide range of events and discover conferences, readings, talks, podcasts and performances from past fairs.

Celebrate the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse with us


Your ticket for Frankfurter Buchmesse

Be there and celebrate the Frankfurter Buchmesse with us for the 75th time! Visit our ticket shop and purchase your admission to the special anniversary.

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