We organise German collective stands, readings and professional events at 20 book fairs all over the world.

Many international book fairs have followed Frankfurt by focusing on a different country each year. Often Germany, as an important book market, is given the honour.

With support from the Federal German Office and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the Frankfurt Book Fair ensures a professional appearance at international fairs.

The Book Fair team approaches relevant cultural mediators, such as the respective Goethe Institutes, to ensure a comprehensive representation of Germany abroad. 

We present your content around the globe.

Germany at the Warsaw Book Fair 2017.

Germany was the guest country at the 8th Warsaw Book Fair from 18 to 21 May 2017. The programme, jointly prepared by Frankfurter Buchmesse and the Goethe-Institut with support from the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, was held under the motto "Moving words. Siła słów“

Germany was the guest country at the 8th Warsaw Book Fair from 18 to 21 May 2017. The programme, jointly prepared by Frankfurter Buchmesse and the Goethe-Institut with support from the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, was held under the motto "Moving words. Siła słów“

Cultural Programme
With Nobel laureate Herta Müller, the German stand hosted an author who has transcended many borders in both her life and art. Taking her experience under a communist regime and channeling it into her literature via unsettling and moving prose. 

Herta Müller is very popular among Polish readers – more of her books have been translated into Polish than to any other language.

The Romanian-German author is a strong advocate for human rights. “The words of every language have different eyes” was the title of the event in which Herta Muller was in conversation with the Polish journalist Adam Krzeminski 

Visitors also found a rich programme dedicated to specialist, literary and social-political issues, in addition to children's, young adult and crime novels. In all, eleven authors had conversations with Polish writers and journalist and included

  • Wolfgang Bauer
  • Artur Becker
  • Ulrike Draesner
  • Ulrike Guérot
  • Jakob Hein
  • Daniela Kohl
  • Andre Kubiczek
  • Charlotte Link
  • Yuri Andruchowitsch
  • Alice Pantermüller

Finally, literature enthusiasts could browse some 800 German books at the collective stand – on display, among others, were the collections

  • “On Words and Liberty – Books about Freedom of Expression”
  • “Rights List Children’s Books On Tour”
  • “The Best German Book Design 2016”
  • “On the End of Loneliness - New Literary Releases from Germany”
  • “My Father’s Country - Postwar Biographies”
  • “This Tree’s Leaf. German-language Authors’ Experiences of Nature”

LOOK! Germany Guest of Honour at Bologna Children's Book Fair 2016.

Best of 2016 Bologna Children's Book Fair

"LOOK! Germany Guest of Honour at Bologna Children's Book Fair 2016.

From 4 to 10 April 2016, Germany was guest of honour at the Bologna Children's Book Fair - the most important international platform for both children's and youth media, as well as illustration.

From 4 to 10 April 2016, Germany was guest of honour at the Bologna Children's Book Fair - the most important international platform for both children's and youth media, as well as illustration.

A specially curated illustrator exhibition, coupled with a wider reaching programme, that extended beyond the exhibition itself to the city, made for a very colourful and successful German presence. 

The logo is by Tatjana Müksch using an illustration by Ole Könneke.

The focus of the German presence was the LOOK! exhibition which showed the work of 30 German illustrators. Such was the diversity that the exhibition covered children's books and graphic  novels, exhibiting poetic imagery next to tangible realism and striking photography alongside fine art drawings.

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