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Discounts & further options

Whether you’re a bookseller, librarian, student or trainee in the book industry – we have just the right offer for you.

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Exclusive discounts for booksellers and librarians

This year's “Special Edition” Frankfurter Buchmesse will feature leading international exhibitors, book wholesalers and service providers from every area – and it’s once again the focal point of the book trade. Thanks to our exclusive presentations and offerings, your visit to the fair will help secure your success in the new business year. Confer with experts, meet colleagues and make new contacts in the International Library Centre (ILC) or in the exhibitor areas with representatives from science, professional literature and education.

New this year: benefit from our extensive digital offers featuring B2B events, matchmaking and networking tools along with online trade formats – accessible worldwide and free of charge.

The following groups benefit from the discounts

  • Employees in the book trade and libraries
  • Interns and trainees in the book and media industries
  • Students from all disciplines
  • People with more than a 50% disability rating

World literature for a small price

Trainees and students from all disciplines pay only 9 euros on the trade visitor days at Frankfurter Buchmesse. Important: discounted tickets can only be purchased online, and you must provide proper credentials for admission at the door. The early bird gets the worm: there is a limited number of total tickets available this year.

Trade visitor ticket

Which booksellers receive complementary tickets?

Member bookstores of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels) may receive up to four 1-day trade visitor tickets as part of their membership. In this case, the members will be contacted directly via e-mail.

Member bookstores of the following associations will receive information on obtaining complimentary 1-day trade visitor tickets directly through their association:
- Schweizer Buchhändler- und Verleger-Verband
- Hauptverband des Österreichischen Buchhandels
- European and International Booksellers Federation

Not a member of one of these associations?
Apply for our bookseller information service to receive information on the first of October on how to obtain 1-day trade visitor tickets for booksellers from our remaining stock.

Which discounts are available to interns or students in the media industry?

Complimentary tickets are available to interns and students in the book and media industries as well as trainees from Media Information Services and students of Library and Information Science.

MIS trainees and LIS students (with corresponding IDs) should please contact the Berufsverband Information Bibliothek e. V.,

There is a limited supply of complimentary tickets for trainees and students in the book and media industries.

How can I take advantage of special conditions as a bookseller?

You can purchase tickets online. To do so, you will need a “My Book Fair”-account. As a bookseller you are eligible to purchase tickets at the reduced price of € 19. (“1-day trade visitor ticket (special)”). Access to the fair is possible only with the proper credentials at the door (business card or a letter of reference from your employer).

Important: No tickets will be available at the door!

Infoservice für Sortimenter auf der Franfkfurter Buchmesse

Everything that booksellers need to know

This is where booksellers can find helpful tips and information to guarantee a successful visit to Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020.

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Frankfurt International Booksellers

Bewerbungen für das neue Förderprogramm für internationale Buchhändler*innen sind bis zum 28. September 2020 möglich.