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18 July 2024

New collaboration: Games at Frankfurter Buchmesse and Bologna Children's Book Fair

Frankfurter Buchmesse and the Bologna Children's Book Fair are cooperating on a new games area at both fairs. Frankfurt and Bologna are now working together to expand their existing film and licensing offerings to include games.

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4 July 2024

Are The Kids Gonna Be Alright? This year’s Frankfurt Kids Conference at FBM24 to explore responsibilities in Children’s Book Publishing

Cornelia Funke is keynote speaker at our Frankfurt Kids Conference "Paving the Way for the Future: Responsibility in Children’s Book Publishing".

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28 May 2024

Guest of Honour Italy: more than 100 authors and numerous concerts

Italy is the Guest of Honour at this year's Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2024). The literary and cultural programme and the design of the Guest of Honour pavilion were presented at a press conference in Frankfurt am Main today.

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3 May 2024

Book fair venue: Frankfurter Buchmesse and Messe Frankfurt extend contract until 2028

On 3 May 2024, representatives of Frankfurter Buchmesse and Messe Frankfurt signed the extension of the contract until the end of 2028. This continues a good tradition: the largest international book fair has been held in the halls of Messe Frankfurt since 1951 – even during the pandemic years and under challenging conditions.

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17 April 2024

Call for Participation: Applications open for the stage programme of Frankfurter Buchmesse 2024

New Adult Stage in Hall 1.2 for fans of New Adult, Romance and Fantasy

Under the motto "#fbm24 is reading - Read. Reflect. Relate.", the 76th Frankfurter Buchmesse will celebrate reading in all its facets from 16 to 20 October 2024. It is about celebrating reading where stories begin: at the centre of the publishing industry. After all, it is stories that connect people.

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26 March 2024

"Literature Parade. Guest Language German at #SalTo24"

German will be the Guest of Honour Language at this year’s international book fair in Turin (Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino, 9-13 May 2024 (#SalTo24)). Twenty-five German-language authors will be featured as part of “Literature Parade. Guest Language German at #SalTo24”, the theme of the exhibition stand and programme on the fairgrounds and in the city, which is being jointly organised by Austria, Germany and Switzerland. 

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19 March 2024

Call for applications: Frankfurt Fellowship, Frankfurt Invitation Programme, Special Programme Ukraine & Neighbouring Countries

Frankfurter Buchmesse invites international publishing professionals to intensive training and networking programmes to mark #fbm24.

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12 January 2024

Ten international books with a special potential for literary adaptations and serial formats will take centre stage at Books at Berlinale 2024

Together with the Berlinale Co-Production Market, Frankfurter Buchmesse is organising Books at Berlinale for the 19th time. This year, the event takes place on Sunday, 18 February 2024, at 2.30 pm in the Berlin House of Representatives.

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4 December 2023

Chile to be Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2027

Official agreement signed today in Santiago, Chile / “Through the clear skies of literature” will be the motto of the Guest of Honour presentation

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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.

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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.

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20 October 2023

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2023: Report from midway through the fair – increase in trade visitors

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.

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18 October 2023

Juergen Boos' reaction to Slavoj Žižek's speech at the Opening Ceremony

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.

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17 October 2023

Humanity in times of crisis: 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse

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.

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16 October 2023

What’s new at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2023?

Every book fair is different. To ensure you can keep track of it all, we’ve assembled the most important information here. 

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16 October 2023

Information for visitors to #fbm23

Information on arrival and departure, ticketing, bag checks and security in general

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9 October 2023

Ukraine at Frankfurter Buchmesse: “The Fragility of Existence”

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.

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6 October 2023

#FBM23: Gaia Vince to give keynote at opening press conference

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).

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6 October 2023

The Algorithm as creator? Artificial intelligence in focus at 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse

The trending topic of artificial intelligence will be in focus at this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse (18-22 October 2023).

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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.

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2 October 2023

Czech Republic to be Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2026

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.

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28 September 2023

Salman Rushdie, Lizzie Doron, Cornelia Funke: Audience highlights at FBM23

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.  

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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.

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20 September 2023

An anniversary featuring politics, philosophy and poetry

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.

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19 September 2023

Frankfurt Audio: spotlight on the spoken word

Latest innovations, trends and services from the audio and podcast sector at the Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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14 September 2023

Democratic, discursive and diverse: Politics at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Political panels with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk, climate activist Lea Bonasera, Irina Scherbakova (Memorial) and many more

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11 September 2023

Education, academic and specialist information at the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse

The summarised offers from education, science and specialist information at the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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5 September 2023

Germany's Federal Chancellor and Slovenia's President to open 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse

German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Slovenian President Nataša Pirc Musar will open the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse on Tuesday, 17 October 2023.

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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.

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18 August 2023

The Philippines will be Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2025

The Philippines will be Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2025. Today, the official Guest of Honour contract was signed in Davao.

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