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Frankfurt, 13 October 2016 – Frankfurter Buchmesse and Initiative Gastronomie Frankfurt e.V. (Frankfurt Gastronomy Initiative) are hosting the first Book Night in Frankfurt's Bahnhofsviertel (train station district). Starting from 6:00 pm on Saturday, 22 October 2016, a diverse programme awaits night owls looking for even more great experiences after the Fair.

Frankfurter Buchmesse and the 2016 Guest of Honour, Flanders & the Netherlands, will take up residence in several bars, clubs and restaurants in the area between the streets "Niddastraße" and "Münchener Straße".

The Chez IMA restaurant of the 25hours Hotel by Levi's will be offering oriental fusion cuisine at "Book Fair X", with Funk and Soul by DJ Sherm. eatDOORI will have its own special Book Fair menu. Visitors can experience the culinary highlights of Guest of Honour Flanders & the Netherlands with Club Michel's "Dutchsaver" menu. Rude, the second location of IMA Clique, is honouring the event with chips and beer. Traffic Label will provide the musical backdrop. Those who wish to get in the mood prior to Book Night can go to Stanley Diamond for Flemish specialities from Monday to Friday.

At Plank, visitors can try out a "surprise drink" or the Genevieve, a drink with Dutch cheese. Maxie Eisen is hosting "Slam 'n Drink" with the infamous "Kopstootje", a Dutch boilermaker, along with a short performance by poetry slammer Samuel Kramer.

In AMP the evening will start at 7:00 pm with the reading "DOMESTIC VIOLENCE" by Thomas Glavinic and Tobias Rüther reading from their F.A.S. columns. Frankfurt Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung is the partner for this event. Afterwards, the night will continue with drinks and music. Pracht will open up a "music library" with help from DJ Lesewurm.

To find participating locations, look for a book placed in a prominent location at the entrance. Detailed information on the programme can be found in the Calendar of Events of Frankfurt Book Fair with the keyword "Booknight".

About the Frankfurter Buchmesse
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with 7,100 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, around 275,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and approximately 9,300 accredited journalists in attendance. It also gathers key players from other media, including the film and games industries. Since 1976, the Book Fair has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways. The Frankfurt Book Fair organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs and hosts trade events throughout the year in major international markets. With its Business Club, the Frankfurt Book Fair offers essential services and an ideal setting for the activities of publishers, entrepreneurs, pioneers, experts and visionaries. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association. in a new window)

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About Initiative Gastronomie Frankfurt e.V.
Initiative Gastronomie Frankfurt e.V. (Frankfurt Gastronomy Initiative) is a collaboration of restaurateurs in Frankfurt, including owners of restaurants, bars and clubs.

The initiative started on 2 December 2015 with the founding members Madjid Djamegari (Gibson Club), James Ardinast (Chez IMA), Matthias Martinsohn (Destino Tapas Bar), Goran Petreski (VaiVai), Christian Daam (naïv), Sascha Euler (naïv), Henry Walon (Sugar), Klaus Knopp (Ginkgo), Peyman Far (Landwehrstübchen) and Yared Hagos (The Parlour). Over the years, Frankfurt has turned itself into a place of culinary highlights. The restaurateurs of Frankfurt make more than a cultural contribution; they represent an essential component of the city's economy. They also act as the face of the city for visitors.

Initiative Gastronomie Frankfurt e.V. was founded to represent the interests of restaurateurs in Frankfurt am Main, and to strengthen them. This, in turn, will benefit guests and help improve the city's image. in a new window)