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Frankfurter Buchmesse 14 - 18 October 2020

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A unique fair at a unique time: due to the coronavirus, Frankfurter Buchmesse will be held as a Special Edition in October with many new digital formats and events throughout the city.

On air

Visit Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 live at home – free from anywhere in the world. With many new digital events, virtual events, and Reader Delights on the Frankfurter Buchmesse website. And, of course, at BOOKFEST digital on 17 October 2020 with a whole-day live programme.

At the fair

A full programme every day: experience the events live on the ARD Book Fair stage in the Festhalle at the fair or via livestreaming. With top-class stars, authors, and artists in exciting discussions on current topics – plus lots of good entertainment. And don't miss the ARD Book Fair Night on Friday, 16 October 2020, that will be broadcast on all of Germany’s regional cultural channels.

In the city

On every day of the fair, you can experience an exciting festival of literature and ideas. Authors, artists, and culture enthusiasts from all over the world will celebrate BOOKFEST city at trendy Frankfurt locations.

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Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020

Selected highlights for you

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 Weltempfang

Weltempfang

Weltempfang – the Centre for Politics, Literature and Translation of Frankfurter Buchmesse – will take place digitally and dedicate its attention to the important topic "Europe – Connecting Cultures". Authors, experts, opinion leaders, and artistic minds from all over the world will discuss the impact of the pandemic on cultural life in Europe, and talk about how cultural offerings can have a lasting impact in a global crisis. Be part of it online!

ARDN Buchmessebühne

ARD Book Fair Stage

A full programme every day: experience events live on the ARD Book Fair stage in the Festhalle at the fair or via livestreaming. With top-class stars, authors, and artists in exciting discussions on current topics – plus lots of good entertainment. And don't miss the ARD Book Fair Night on Friday, 16 October 2020, that will be broadcast on all of Germany’s regional cultural channels.

BOOKFEST city

BOOKFEST city

BOOKFEST city offers spectacular live events all over Frankfurt. Experience readings by your favourite authors, creative performances by renowned artists, and exciting discussions of important topics. Celebrate BOOKFEST city with us!

BOOKFEST digital

BOOKFEST digital

The new BOOKFEST digital is a virtual cultural programme on a grand scale, and culturally interested fans from around the world can join in live from Asia to Europe and America, or anywhere else. BOOKFEST digital lets audiences participate in the events from BOOKFEST live no matter where they are in the world.

Digitally global and throughout the city

Discover the extensive range of events offered by #fbm20 Special Edition.