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2022

14 September 2022

“Beyond Publishers: New facets of the global book business today.”

The Global 50 CEO Talk 2022, held in partnership with Frankfurter Buchmesse on Wednesday, 19 October 2022, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Frankfurt Studio (Hall 4.0, Room Europe), will explore the book business beyond traditional publishers.

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8 September 2022

#fbm22: Trade programme with international industry leaders

What challenges does the book industry currently face, and what trends are emerging? Which areas of the publishing business offer the greatest growth potential, and which markets are industry players focusing on? How can books and digital formats be made more diverse and inclusive, and how can access to content be improved? Those are just some of the issues representatives from the international publishing, film, games and creative industries will discuss at this year's Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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8 September 2022

Focus on Ukraine: Voices and events at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022

Culture in a time of war – Frankfurter Buchmesse (19-23 October 2022) will put a special focus on Ukraine in 2022.

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8 September 2022

“Creatividad Despordante” – Guest of Honour Spain

Under the motto “SPAIN – Spilling Creativity”, a 200-member delegation from this year’s Guest of Honour country will travel to the book fair in October.

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8 September 2022

What’s new at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022?

Every book fair is different. To ensure you can keep track of everything that’s happening we’ve assembled the most important information here.

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8 September 2022

Spanish royal couple and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to open 74th Frankfurter Buchmesse

Guest of Honour Spain will showcase its multilingualism and cultural diversity / Cultural convergence: stage programme reflects current discourse / Cultural exchange: programme focus on Ukraine / Spotlight on Africa / Invitation Programme with participants from Azerbaijan, Haiti, Lebanon, Ruanda and Togo, among others / Translate. Transfer. Transform. honours translators 

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31 August 2022

Frankfurter Buchmesse to receive 2022 Julius Campe Prize

Frankfurter Buchmesse is the recipient of this year’s Julius Campe Prize, awarded by publisher HOFFMANN UND CAMPE. 
The prize is given to individuals and institutions that have rendered outstanding services in the fields of literary criticism and literary communication. The winner receives 99 bottles of fine wine and a facsimile of Heinrich Heine’s »Französische Zustände« (French Affairs), published by HOFFMANN UND CAMPE. 

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17 August 2022

Abdulrazak Gurnah, Mohsin Hamid, Irene Vallejo, Serhij Zhadan, Ian Kershaw, Leïla Slimani, Donna Leon, Alok Vaid-Menon, Andrea Wulf, Luisa Neubauer and many more at Frankfurter Buchmesse

With exhibitors from over 80 countries and acclaimed authors from around the world, the 74th Frankfurter Buchmesse (19–23 October 2022) will once again serve as the international book and publishing industry’s benchmark event.

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16 August 2022

#fbm22: Mohsin Hamid will be keynote speaker at the fair’s Opening Press Conference

Mohsin Hamid will be one of the keynote speakers at the Opening Press Conference of Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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7 July 2022

German Publishers & Booksellers Association and Frankfurter Buchmesse call for protection for Turkish exiles in Sweden and Finland

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded the extradition of Turkish exiles who are classified as “suspected terrorists” in their native country as part of the agreement allowing Sweden and Finland to join NATO. His list includes Ragıp Zarakolu, a Turkish publisher and human rights activist who has been in exile in Sweden since 2012. The German Publishers & Booksellers Association and Frankfurter Buchmesse condemn Erdogan’s planned exchange and call on Sweden and Finland to stand firm.

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22 June 2022

SPAIN – Spilling Creativity presents literature and culture in and around Frankfurt

Whether performance art or the sound of flamenco, whether high culture from the Prado or fun culture in the form of tapas – Spain’s “spilling creativity” can be experienced not only at Frankfurter Buchmesse from 19 to 23 October 2022, but this summer as well in the city of Frankfurt and many other places in Germany.

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9 June 2022

Irene Vallejo and Antonio Muñoz Molina to speak at Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Opening Ceremony

Almost 200 authors from Spain are expected at Frankfurter Buchmesse (19-23 October 2022), including Irene Vallejo and Antonio Muñoz Molina. We would like to invite you to our press conference on 22 June in Frankfurt to learn more about the 2022 Guest of Honour programme.

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7 June 2022

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022: Frankfurt to welcome international publishing industry in October

Frankfurt will welcome the international publishing industry in October. The registration phase for the 74th Frankfurter Buchmesse (19–23 October 2022) is still open, and several thousand exhibitors from more than 65 countries are expected to participate.

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30 May 2022

Germany’s appearance as Guest of Honour in Abu Dhabi: Building bridges to the Arab publishing world

Germany successfully concluded its appearance as Guest of Honour at the 31st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (23-29 May 2022), which ended on Sunday.

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20 May 2022

Germany is Guest of Honour at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Germany will return as Guest of Honour at this year's Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (23–29th May 2022) with a broad trade and cultural programme.

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25 April 2022

Frankfurter Buchmesse calls for support for the Ukrainian book industry

In order to support the Ukrainian book industry, Frankfurter Buchmesse, together with the Börsenverein Group and other partners, has started several support initiatives.

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3 March 2022

Applications are open for four international Frankfurter Buchmesse fellowship and grant programmes

Frankfurter Buchmesse has been promoting networking and further education for international industry representatives for many decades by organising various fellowship and grant programmes. Applications are now open for the following international programmes: Frankfurt International Booksellers, Frankfurt Invitation Programme, Frankfurt Fellowship and Paris-Frankfurt Fellowship. Booksellers, publishers and editors, as well as rights and licensing managers from around the world can submit applications now; the application deadline is 30 April 2022. The deadline for the Paris-Frankfurt Fellowship is 15 March 2022.

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24 February 2022

“Ukraine has a right to peace!”

“Ukraine has a right to peace!” Appeal by the Board of Trustees of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade and the prize’s founder

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27 January 2022

Early Bird discount and improved cancellation conditions for Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022

Exhibitors and agents who register for a stand in the exhibition halls or a table in the Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg) by 31 January 2022 will still receive the Early Bird discount.

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13 January 2022

“Books at Berlinale” at Berlinale Co-Production Market

On 14 February 2022, ten exceptional books that are particularly well-suited to adaptation for the screen will be presented by the Berlinale Co-Production Market at “Books at Berlinale” in cooperation with Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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2021

7 December 2021

Preparing To Gather Again at Jakarta Content Week 2021

The second edition of JakTent (10-14 November 2021) will be presented as a hybrid format / The Aim is to make Jakarta a melting point and an axis of the creative industry in the Asia Pacific region.

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24 October 2021

Guest of Honour Canada presents GuestScroll to Spain – Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022

On the last day of Frankfurter Buchmesse, the current Guest of Honour traditionally says “good bye” by presenting the coming year’s Guest of Honour with the GuestScroll. During a festive ceremony held in the Festhalle on the fairgrounds today (24 October), Caroline Fortin, representing Canada as the 2020/2021 Guest of Honour, handed over the GuestScroll to Maria José Gálvez, director general of Books and Reading Promotion in Spain’s Ministry of Culture and Sport.

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24 October 2021

73rd Frankfurter Buchmesse: New start for the book industry, joy of reconnecting, and controversy over freedom of expression and its limits

Die 73. Frankfurter Buchmesse (20.-24. Oktober 2021) setzte für die Kulturbranche ein wichtiges Zeichen in der Pandemie. Dank eines umfangreichen Hygienekonzeptes konnte sich das Fach- und das Privatpublikum unter dem Motto “Re:connect” wieder sicher begegnen. 36.000 Fachbesucher*innen aus 105 Ländern und 37.500 Leser*innen aus 85 Ländern hat die Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021 als die erste große Präsenzveranstaltungen der internationalen Buchbranche erreicht. Insgesamt 2013 Unternehmen aus 80 Ländern präsentierten sich in den Hallen, im LitAg, an den neuen Workstations oder als digitale Aussteller*innen im Netz. Insgesamt 2.500 Medienvertreter*innen aus 39 Ländern waren für die diesjährige Frankfurter Buchmesse akkreditiert.

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20 October 2021

Joint statement by Frankfurter Buchmesse and the German Publishers and Booksellers Association on the cancellation by authors

Joint statement by Frankfurter Buchmesse and the German Publishers and Booksellers Association on the cancellation by authors

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19 October 2021

73rd Frankfurter Buchmesse: Back to business, but not (yet) back to normal

Canadian Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary May Simon opens Frankfurter Buchmesse | 2,000 companies from 80 countries exhibit on site | Spotlight on over 300 authors | Guest of Honour Canada creates first hybrid pavilion | Focus topic: “How do we want to live our lives?” | International industry leaders participate in “Frankfurt Studio – Inside Publishing” trade programme

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15 October 2021

THE ARTS+ 2021 in the Forum: STARTS Day, crypto art and LOOPs

With THE ARTS+, Frankfurter Buchmesse is once again making space for media art and moving images, for innovative media developments on the future of the creative industries worldwide. THE ARTS+ area can be found in the Forum, Level 0 from 20 to 24 October 2021.

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14 October 2021

Frankfurt Studio: Inside Publishing – The Resilience of Publishing, Innovation, Key Markets, and Independent Publishing

In diesem Jahr startet die Frankfurter Buchmesse das Fachprogramm "Frankfurt Studio: Inside Publishing", das von Mittwoch bis Freitag (20. bis 22. Oktober 2021) live und vor Ort auf der Messe ein vielfältiges Programm bietet. Die Messebesucher*innen können das Programm auf einer großen LED-Leinwand auf der Agora, der Freifläche zwischen den Messehallen, verfolgen während Zuschauer*innen die Veranstaltungen auf der Homepage der Frankfurter Buchmesse unter buchmesse.de sehen können.

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11 October 2021

Global 50 CEO Talk 2021Consolidation, Consumers and Communities

Beim Global 50 CEO Talk am 20, Oktober 2021 teilen zwei renommierte Gastredner*innen vor dem Hintergrund des aktuellen „Global 50“ Verlagsranking ihre Einschätzungen und Perspektiven: Die New Yorker Investment Bankerin Robin Warner von Oaklin DeSilva+Philips, und Klaus Driever von der Münchner Allianz Gruppe, einem der führenden integrierten Finanzdienstleister weltweit.

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11 October 2021

The Governor General of Canada to open Frankfurter Buchmesse

The Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary May Simon, will travel to Frankfurt from 19 to 21 October 2021, where she will represent Canada, the Guest of Honour at this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse (20-24 October 2021).The Governor General will speak at the opening ceremony and the opening of the Canadian pavilion. This will be Her Excellency’s first visit abroad since being installed as the 30th Governor General of Canada on July 26, 2021.

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28 September 2021

Re:connect – 73rd Frankfurter Buchmesse to bring global publishing industry back together

200 authors will present their new titles / Hygiene and safety are top priority / Canada will have first-ever hybrid Guest of Honour presence / “How do we want to live?” to serve as focus theme for ARD Book Fair Stage and ARTE / Frankfurt Studio professional programme and festival

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