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Stages and venues at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Do you want to reach a wide audience and present yourself to customers from around the world? Exhibitors at Frankfurt Buchmesse have the opportunity to present their authors, books and products on our stages. Last year, there were around 800 events on the stages. Take advantage of this affordable opportunity for a powerful visibility boost. We provide a fully equipped stage and you present your highlights. Seize the chance to reach 10,000 press agents, 302,000 visitors and interested customers from all over the world.

 

All information on stage reservation 2020 will be available for you soon.

CMF-Stage

CMF: Saal Harmonie

Bestseller readings at the Congress Center Messe Frankfurt

Bestseller readings at the Congress Center Messe Frankfurt

The Harmonie hall in the Congress Center Messe Frankfurt offers the largest event area on the exhibition grounds with 1,800 square metres. Any type of event is possible here: the hall is impressive with its steppable floor, flexible partitioning options, the latest technology and a 300 m² stage area. It can accommodate 1,850 people seated.

The programme is curated. Talk to us about your ideas and suggestions.

More Information: Petra Kappler

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Agora

Ein Pavillon der Frankfurter Buchmesse aus der Vogelperspektive

Frankfurt Pavilion

Award ceremonies, attention-grabbing book presentations, talks and press conferences.

Award ceremonies, attention-grabbing book presentations, talks and press conferences.

Use the new flagship of Frankfurter Buchmesse to tell your story: the 500-square-metre Frankfurt Pavilion is the main stage for high-profile events right at the heart of the fair. The programme is specially curated. Come talk to us, and submit your ideas and suggestions.

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YOGI TEA® Lesezelt (Reading Marquee)

The large literary stage of the book fair is where readings, discussions with authors and award ceremonies take place.

The large literary stage of the book fair is where readings, discussions with authors and award ceremonies take place.

Readings and discussions with authors take place on the fair's traditional literary stage. The special flair of the historical mirror tent and the tea served by YOGI TEA® invite you to linger. The reading tent offers space for up to 300 people, with seating niches along the perimeter and seating facing the stage.

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Signing Boxes

Our signing boxes are located at the heart of the fair in the Agora, allowing signing authors to get even closer to their audience.

Our signing boxes are located at the heart of the fair in the Agora, allowing signing authors to get even closer to their audience.

The Signing Boxes at the heart of the Agora are available to all exhibitors for their book signings. They are extremely popular, because the visitors can get up close to the book-signing authors. Books can be purchased on site and signed with a personal note from the author. Fans are also allowed to bring their own pre-purchased copy. A member of our staff is always on hand to act as a contact person and to manage visitors.

NEW: all exhibitors can now directly reserve a spot in the signing boxes using the reservation tool. This also applies if you would like to reserve a signing slot in the reading tent or at the Frankfurt Pavilion after an event.

 

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Event Area

Agora- Open-Stage

Open Air Stage

Our new Open Air Stage is THE stage for fan events, special campaigns and larger author events at Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Our new Open Air Stage is THE stage for fan events, special campaigns and larger author events at Frankfurter Buchmesse.

The Open Air stage is THE stage for fan events, special promotions and larger author events. Located in the Event Area next to Hall 1, it offers a raised covered stage with a large presentation area and sound system. (Can only be reserved from Friday to Sunday)

 

  

 

3020 Bühnen Self-Publishing Area

Frankfurt Authors Stage

Self-publishing, public favourites (non-fiction, romance, crime, fantasy)

Self-publishing, public favourites (non-fiction, romance, crime, fantasy)

In addition to valuable tips on marketing, bookselling and rights topics, (independent) authors are given the opportunity to network with each other and with their readers, service providers and publishers. Register for the Frankfurt Authors Stages: it is open to you whether you want to hold a workshop, a networking event or even a reading. Alternative format ideas can be submitted. Come and meet us! Each day is dedicated to a different theme.

Wednesday: Specialist topics
Thursday: Non-fiction
Friday: Crime +Thriller
Saturday: Romance
Sunday: Fantasy

Further information: Lara Hertz

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Frankfurt Authors Corner

New: Frankfurt Authors Corner

Self-publishing, public favourites (non-fiction, romance, crime, fantasy), writing tips

Self-publishing, public favourites (non-fiction, romance, crime, fantasy), writing tips

The Frankfurt Authors Corner can be used by authors for Meet & Greets, book presentations or readings on a small scale. Reserve a Frankfurt Authors Package to get a half-hour slot at the Corner. Just by booking the package you'll be entitled to use the Corner.

Further information about the Frankfurt Authors Package.

Each day is dedicated to a different thematic topic.

Wednesday: Special topics
Thursday: Non-fiction
Friday: Crime + Thriller
Saturday: Romance
Sunday: Fantasy

3020 Bühnen Kids Stage

Frankfurt Kids Salon 3.0

Children's media and topics, early childhood education, reading promotion; diversity and gender in children's books

Children's media and topics, early childhood education, reading promotion; diversity and gender in children's books

Hall 3.0 offers a central platform for your readings, book presentations or  discussion panels, and a curated specialist programme in Frankfurt Kids Salon 3.0. Home to major German children's book publishers and publishers from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Eastern Europe and Italy, as well as exhibitors for non-book, stationery, gifts and toys,

New Generation auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

NEW: Frankfurt New Generation Square 3.0

YA media - and topics, sustainability, democracy in crisis, mental health, gender, diversity and sexuality

YA media - and topics, sustainability, democracy in crisis, mental health, gender, diversity and sexuality

Central hub for teens and young adults between 13 and 25 to meet the players of their community, This is the place to offer your matchmaking events, here is where the industry can learn from New Generation.

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Frankfurt Audio Stage

Podcasts, audio books, audio games, audio trends and business models

Podcasts, audio books, audio games, audio trends and business models

The world of audio books, podcasts and new audio technologies meets in the Frankfurt Audio Area among all the international exhibitors. Trade visitor days feature audio master classes, product presentations and networking events. On the weekend, podcasters, audio book readers and their the authors meet their fans. The adjacent meeting area in the café offers additional room for networking.

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Gourmet Gallery: Gourmet & Travel Salon

Travel, culinary arts and sustainability

Travel, culinary arts and sustainability

On this stage, travel enthusiasts, globetrotters and culinary artists will find the ideal platform to share their passion. This stage is the right place for talks, readings and tastings on the topics of nutrition, sustainability, but also popular and unusual travel destinations. It offers bloggers and authors from the culinary and travel sectors a special opportunity to share their stories about the most remote places on earth, different cultures and unique dishes and products with a wide audience, while at the same time reaching your personal target group.

Please note the different scheduling required for the events at the Gourmet Gallery.

For more information go to: buchmesse.de/en/service/faq

 

3020 Bühnen Gourmet Gallery

Gourmet Gallery: Miele Show Kitchen

Cooking shows and food trends

Cooking shows and food trends

The media-effective Show Kitchen is the heart of the Gourmet Gallery, and due to its particular popularity with the trade and general public, it is an attractive stage for the stars of the culinary arts, famous food bloggers and cookbook writers. Use this popular stage for your cooking shows and inspire the audience with your new ideas, unique recipes and culinary creations. The Show Kitchen offers you a fully equipped kitchen, provided by our premium partner Miele.

Please note the different scheduling required for the events at the Gourmet Gallery.

For more information, go here: buchmesse.de/en/service/faq

 

 

 

 

4130 Frankfurt EDU - LitCam Kulturstadion

LitCam Stage

Gateway to education

Gateway to education

Education, exercise, books - and football: In the Kulturstadion you can present your football titles or invite people to attend discussions on educational policy. Topics surrounding educational equity and integration find a stage here, too. At the weekend, everything revolves around the leather ball. LitCam is a non-profit organisation and is committed to educational equity. It carries out its own projects that support disadvantaged children and young people, and provides them with skills for life, such as the award-wining "Football meets Culture" programme.

Further information:  Antonia Stock

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The Arts+

THE ARTS+ Marketplace

Marketing opportunities for creative content

Marketing opportunities for creative content

THE ARTS+ Marketplace reveals marketing opportunities for innovative content in various creative sectors, such as film, games, design and audio. It features exciting panels, case studies and pitching sessions.

Further information: Beatrice Stauffer

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The Arts+Business Space

THE ARTS+ Creative Business Space

Innovative content and cross-media business models

Innovative content and cross-media business models

This stage is all about the marketing of creative content and networking with business partners. Formats include pitching sessions, master classes and even hackathons.

As the programme is curated, it cannot be booked directly.

More Information: Beatrice Stauffer

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Frankfurter Buchmesse Kids Stage Autorin Vortrag Besucher

Frankfurt Kids Salon International 4.1

International Children's media and topics, early childhood education, reading promotion; diversity and gender in children's books

International Children's media and topics, early childhood education, reading promotion; diversity and gender in children's books

Amidst international publishers from Africa to Central Asia you will find the Frankfurt Kids Salon International 4.1, platform for small  independent children's book publishers, curated matchmakings, and other exciting events on international trends in children's books

Stages Reading Zone

Reading Zone of Independent Publishers

The Kurt Wolff Foundation for the promotion of diversity in the publishing and literature world stands for literary quality and exciting experiments.

The Kurt Wolff Foundation for the promotion of diversity in the publishing and literature world stands for literary quality and exciting experiments.

The Reading Zone is where the foundation presents a fittingly diverse and eye-opening series of readings from often unknown authors, who can be discovered right here.

Not available for direct reservation, as the programme is curated

Further information: Karsten Dehler

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Weltempfang (Centre for Politics, Literature and Translation)

The Weltempfang is the centre for politics, literature and conversations with international authors, intellectuals and translators.

The Weltempfang is the centre for politics, literature and conversations with international authors, intellectuals and translators.

Not available for direct booking.

The programme is curated

Further information: Joscha Hekele

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Academic & Business Informtation Stage

Academic & Professional Information Stage

The stage for Academic and professional information, exciting topics for students, young professionals and anyone generally interested in science.

The stage for Academic and professional information, exciting topics for students, young professionals and anyone generally interested in science.

The popular stage in Hall 4.2 for science and academic content is the national and international networking meeting place for the science and academic information industry during trade visitor days. It is the ideal place to present your products and services to experts in the field of science and academic communication and to discuss current industry trends. On weekends, the stage as part of Campus Weekend is a popular contact point for students, young professionals and the target audience interested in science. Join us in designing a varied programme for the weekend around university, career and popular science topics.

Education Stage

Frankfurt EDU Stage

Education: Content and Technologie

Education: Content and Technologie

The Frankfurt EDU Stage is ideally suited for the target group-specific presentation of your company and products in the education sector, surrounded by international publishers, EdTech companies, service providers and start-ups. The Frankfurt EDU Stage offers you the ideal setting for event formats of all kinds: expert lectures, panel discussions and product presentations can be placed here just as easily as award ceremonies, start-up pitches or trend-setting lectures.

Bühnen International Stage

International Stage

Podium discussion, interviews, product presentations, cultural political and literary themes in Germany and around the world.

Podium discussion, interviews, product presentations, cultural political and literary themes in Germany and around the world.

The setting for cultural policy issues and international trends and inspiration from the book industry: use the stage in the midst of international exhibitors to expand your worldwide network with panel discussions, interviews and product presentations.

 

 

 

Evening events

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Evening events

Party, reception, concert - your fantasy is (almost) boundless

Party, reception, concert - your fantasy is (almost) boundless

Create your own evening programme directly on the exhibition site.

We provide our stages with audio and video equipment, and you can order catering for your guests from the experienced fair caterer Accente or a provider of your choice. Choose the environment to suit your event and present your company to your guests in a completely new evening light. We will be happy to advise you: stages@book-fair.com

In the halls: 6 - 8pm including set-up and dismantling

Agora stages: 6 - 9 pm including set-up and dismantling.

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Bookfest

BOOKFEST is the international festival of Frankfurter Buchmesse.

BOOKFEST is the international festival of Frankfurter Buchmesse.

From bestseller readings in the congress center on the fairground to poetry slams, tastings and discussion rounds in Frankfurt bars and cultural institutions: every year in October, everything in Frankfurt revolves around literature, inspiration and exciting encounters. Over five days, publishing experts, writers, artists and culture enthusiasts from all over the world meet to celebrate the BOOKFEST together.

Contact: Petra Kappler

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