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BOOKFEST 2021 – in the city.


In 2021, BOOKFEST city – a major international cultural festival hosted by Frankfurter Buchmesse – will once again offer a great programme full of culture, inspiration and exciting encounters. Bestseller readings, poetry slams, discussion rounds and much more: publishing experts, writers, artists and cultural enthusiasts from all over the world will all be highlighted at BOOKFEST city 2021.



The health and safety of all participants and visitors of BOOKFEST city is once again our top priority this year. All BOOKFEST city event locations will comply with the state infection prevention regulations. Limiting the number of participants makes it possible to comply with distancing rules – so that we can all celebrate BOOKFEST city without any worries, even during extraordinary times.


Our highlight authors this year.

Gaby Hauptmann

Eckhart Nickel

Stefan Gemmel

Andreas Lebert

Benjamin Lebert

Arno Strobel

Harald Lesch

All of Frankfurt celebrates: an overview of locations.

Note: The programme for BOOKFEST city will be online from mid-September.

We will keep you up to date!

Until then: let’s look back on some good times.

In this extraordinary year, BOOKFEST city once again transformed the city of Frankfurt into an inspiring cultural stage. On all five days of the fair, events took place at many locations throughout the city –with corresponding distance and hygiene measures, of course.

Celebrities and bestselling authors such as Jan Weiler, Ralph Caspers, and Helmut Zierl were guests, as were international literary greats like Bov Bjerg and Kristof Magnusson. Plus, Linda Zervakis, Ahmad Mansour, and Anastasia Zampounidis discussed society, politics, lifestyle. And all at exclusive locations throughout the Main river metropolis: the 25hours Hotel, Jumeirah Frankfurt, Moxy Hotel, Roomers Frankfurt, or the trendy new locale YokYok + Ninaz.

BOOKFEST city 2020

Das war das BOOKFEST city 2020