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Reader Delights

The coronavirus crisis has shaken up our lives – and even Frankfurter Buchmesse will be different this year. But some things have not changed, such as our love for books and the fact that even 2020 has been an excellent year for books. Are you yearning for some new reading material? We invite you to explore our 13 Reader Delights, covering every genre from novels to engaging non-fiction to self-help, graphic novels, art and photography books. In cooperation with our media partner Buchjournal, we’re cutting paths through the jungle of new releases, presenting books and authors and offering a stage to rising authors and well-known favourites. Our line-up is sure to make you crave more! Are you ready for some inspiration?


Themenwelt Literatur

Looking for reading material? Discover the latest reading tips for the autumn and get to know bestselling authors from different genres.

Themenwelt Independent

Independent Fiction

Refreshing non-mainstream titles, reading tips and new faces await you in our Reader Delights section on independent publishers and authors.

Themenwelt Comic & Illustration

Comics & Illustration

For young readers, comics are the perfect introduction to the pleasure of reading – learn more and discover the hottest comics, graphic novels and illustrators of the year.


Themenwelt Kids

Everything to make young readers’ hearts race: Discover the best stories for the young (and old).

Themenwelt Spannung


Attention thriller fans! From the quiet suspense in Guillermo Martínez's new Oxford crime novel to a special family thriller by Nigerian Oyinkan Braithwaites: This autumn’s reading list is exciting.

Themenwelt SciFi & Fantasy

SciFi & Fantasy

The most exciting book recommendations from science fiction and fantasy. And a look into why SciFi can do more than just take us into other worlds – this is where lovers of the genre can find what they crave.

Themenwelt Politik & Gesellschaft

Politics & Society

Everything that moves society: current events and explosive discourses can be found in our recommended readings in the Reader Delights on Politics & Society.

Themenwelt Unterhaltung


Make a quick getaway from the dull autumn weather with these novels: from gripping family sagas and romance novels to the next big trilogies of the century – we have a good reading tip for everyone!

Lifestyle & Travel

Themenwelt Reisen & Genießen

Wanderlust guaranteed! This is where globetrotters and bon vivants find new reasons to dream and explore. .

Themenwelt Ratgeber


Striving for a more sustainable life? We’ve got some reading tips for you. Discover the best recommendations for a mindful, stress-free and environmentally friendly life.

Themenwelt Kunstbuch & Fotografie

Art & Photography

2020 aims to commemorate outstanding artistic figures such as Beethoven and Peter Lindbergh. Read more: Browse through the art and photography reading tips.

Themenwelt Young Adults

Young Adult

From dystopian to insta-poetry: We’ve got the must-reads for the autumn just for you.