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4 December 2023
Official agreement signed today in Santiago, Chile / “Through the clear skies of literature” will be the motto of the Guest of Honour presentation
15 November 2023
Dr Christian Ebert will take over as Director of Strategic Marketing and Sales at Frankfurter Buchmesse
The marketing expert, who holds a doctorate, joins Frankfurter Buchmesse after working for Cornelsen.
22 October 2023
#fbm23: The meeting place of the international publishing industry proves its unique position and is defined by committed political discourse
Die 75. Frankfurter Buchmesse (18.-22. Oktober 2023) hat ihre einzigartige Stellung als wichtigster internationaler Treffpunkt der Buch- und Medienbranche abermals gezeigt: Mit 105.000 Fachbesucher*innen (Vorjahr: 93.000) aus 130 Ländern und 110.000 Privatbesucher*innen (Vorjahr: 87.000) gelang der Frankfurter Buchmesse nach den beiden Coronajahren 2020 und 2021 erneut ein deutlicher Wachstumsschub.
20 October 2023
Today, Friday, marks the end of the official trade visitor days at the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse (18-22 October 2023) and now the fair opens to the general public.
18 October 2023
Slavoj Žižek's speech at the Opening Ceremony of the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse has provoked strong reactions. Juergen Boos, Director of Frankfurter Buchmesse, spontaneously took the floor after Žižek's speech and addressed the audience in the Frankfurt Congress Centre.
17 October 2023
In its anniversary year, the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse (18–22 October 2023) will offer a high-profile programme of cultural and political events – as a forum for literature and social debate.
9 October 2023
Thanks to an alliance of numerous institutions, Ukraine will once again have a sizeable presence at Frankfurter Buchmesse. From 18 to 22 October 2023, the Ukrainian Book Institute, Goethe-Institut, Mystetskyi Arsenal (Art Arsenal) and the Ukrainian Institute will showcase Ukraine’s publishing and cultural landscape at the book fair in Frankfurt.
6 October 2023
British environmental journalist and nonfiction author Gaia Vince will be the keynote speaker at Frankfurter Buchmesse’s opening press conference (Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 11 am in the Frankfurt Pavilion).
6 October 2023
The trending topic of artificial intelligence will be in focus at this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse (18-22 October 2023).
5 October 2023
Frankfurter Buchmesse and the City of Frankfurt make the 75th anniversary visible across the entire city area
In 2023, Frankfurter Buchmesse (18-22 October) will celebrate its 75th anniversary. To mark the occasion, Frankfurter Buchmesse has teamed up with the City of Frankfurt to bring the history of the fair into the present and make it a tangible experience beyond the exhibition grounds. The anniversary activities in Frankfurt's city centre are sponsored by the City of Frankfurt and take place in close cooperation with City Marketing.
2 October 2023
The Guest of Honour for Frankfurter Buchmesse 2026 has now been decided: the Czech Republic will take on the showcased role at the 78th book fair (7–11 October 2026). Frankfurter Buchmesse Director Juergen Boos and Czech Minister of Culture Martin Baxa signed the official agreement at a ceremony held today in Prague, the Czech capital.
28 September 2023
For the 75th time, Frankfurter Buchmesse (18–22 October 2023) will be celebrating new books, inspiring authors and moving stories: on the first literary stage jointly hosted by broadcasters ARD, ZDF and 3sat, in the Congress Center’s main hall, in the Frankfurt Studio, in the Frankfurt Pavilion, on the new open stage, and throughout Frankfurt during BOOKFEST city.
27 September 2023
Only public appearance at #fbm23: Salman Rushdie is guest at the Literature Gala on the Saturday of the fair
For the Saturday of the fair, 21 October at 7 p.m., Frankfurter Buchmesse, ARD, ZDF and 3sat invite you to one of the highlights of the book fair days: the "Frankfurter Buchmesse special: Literature Gala". The event offers culture and literature fans the exclusive opportunity to experience hearing the award-winning British-Indian author Salman Rushdie live.
20 September 2023
In its anniversary year, the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse (18–22 October 2023) will offer a high-profile programme of cultural and political events – as a forum for literature and for social debate.
14 September 2023
Political panels with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk, climate activist Lea Bonasera, Irina Scherbakova (Memorial) and many more
11 September 2023
The summarised offers from education, science and specialist information at the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse.
5 September 2023
German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Slovenian President Nataša Pirc Musar will open the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse on Tuesday, 17 October 2023.
31 August 2023
In search of good stories: Book-to-Screen Day at Frankfurter Buchmesse connects filmmakers with the book industry
On Friday (20 October 2023), this year's Frankfurter Buchmesse (18-22 October 2023) will put the spotlight on the topic of film and series adaptations with the Book-to-Screen Day. Numerous events will give filmmakers access to the international book industry and promote exchange between the various players.
18 August 2023
The Philippines will be Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2025. Today, the official Guest of Honour contract was signed in Davao.
26 July 2023
A new funding project is being set up to support the Ukrainian book trade and foster deeper exchange between the Ukrainian and German cultural sectors.
14 July 2023
Scheduled to welcome 326 agencies from 31 countries, the Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg) at the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse (18-22 October 2023) is sold out. A total of 548 work tables have been reserved.
10 July 2023
For the 75th time, Frankfurter Buchmesse (18 - 22 October 2023) will open its doors in October and celebrate hundreds of stories and the authors behind them. Among those taking part are Marc-Uwe Kling, Cornelia Funke, Deborah Feldman, Rafik Schami and Christopher Clark. Tickets for public and trade visitors are now available online.
22 June 2023
Slovenia is the Guest of Honour of the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse (18-22 October 2023). On 15th June 2023, Slovenia presented its literary and cultural programme, the concept of the Guest of Honour Pavilion and the list of authors who will be attending the fair at a press conference in Frankfurt. The director of the Slovenian Book Agency JAK, Katja Stergar, the architect Jure Sadar and the curators Matthias Göritz, Miha Kovač and Amalija Maček provided insights into the different themes.
30 March 2023
2024 Guest of Honour Italy: Italian Foreign Ministry steps up translation initiative for German-language book market
Publishers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland have until 5 May 2023 to apply to Italy’s cultural institutes for grants to translate titles that will be published in conjunction with Italy’s appearance as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2024.
15 March 2023
A comprehensive chronicle of the book fair is released on 15 March 2023, commencing the activities to celebrate the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse (18-22 October 2023).
13 March 2023
Under the title "Large Houses, Small Houses - Excellent Architecture in Hessen 2018-2023", ten buildings will be awarded the "Martin Elsaesser Plaque" in 2023. Among them is the Frankfurt Pavilion, the cultural and political stage of Frankfurter Buchmesse on the Agora.
9 March 2023
Industry professionals from all over the world can now apply for the various funding programmes of the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse. Target groups include licensing managers and translators. For the second time, a special promotional programme has been set up for publishers from Ukraine and its neighbouring countries. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2023.
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