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Experience exciting live moments at the fair’s stages.

Außenansicht des Pavilions

Unforgettable live experiences are among the main attractions of Frankfurter Buchmesse. In our anniversary year, look forward to a particularly multifaceted programme with numerous bestselling authors, international stars and other media VIPs.

Discuss socio-political topics at Frankfurt Pavillion. See your favourite authors present their latest books at Frankfurt Studio. Experience influencers and TV stars on the Open Stage. Participate in unforgettable readings and events in Room Harmonie. And explore Frankfurt International Stage – the new location at the fair for captivating live events with international authors.

Experience stars and bestselling authors live - on our fair stages

Frankfurt Studio

Experience bestselling authors live – at our programme for the general public in Frankfurt Studio. Literary and TV stars will be here presenting their latest books and taking interesting questions in front of a live audience and cameras.

Frankfurt Pavilion

Experience renowned speakers from the realm of politics and society – and find out what’s shaping tomorrow’s world. At Frankfurt Pavilion, the socio-political stage of Frankfurter Buchmesse, everything revolves around new perspectives, exciting debates and current issues.

Open Stage

Spotlight on variety: on our Open Stage, bestselling authors, TV stars and influencers will be passing each other the microphone. Look forward to seeing Guido Maria Kretschmer, Otto Waalkes, Benjamin Lacombe and many more.

Frankfurt International Stage

Come to our new International Stage to experience readings by first-rate writers from all over the world. Look forward to international Booker Prize winner Georgi Gospodinov, along with other fascinating authors, such as Benjamin Lacombe, Lung Ying-tai, Sarah Meuleman and many more.

Congress Center

A big stage for big moments: the Congress Center is the largest stage at Frankfurter Buchmesse. Once again this year, it has an exciting programme in store for you, featuring international stars like Marc Uwe Kling, Cornelia Funke, Kerstin Gier, Margit Auer and many more.

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The stage is where fans can meet the voices of their favourite podcasts, audiobooks and the authors of their preferred audiobooks. Discover the weekend programme (in German language) in the Frankfurt Audio Area in Hall 3.1 K25.

Special Topics and Events

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!

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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