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Experience that Frankfurt feeling


It was Frankfurt from a whole new angle! Ideal to immerse yourself in the cultural scene and meet international stars, best-selling authors, and artists. A wide range of programme highlights awaited you: captivating talks and great entertainment, e.g. at the big ARD Book Fair Stage in the Frankfurter Festhalle, the Blue Sofa, or BOOKFEST city, digitally and at trendy locations throughout the city. It was the cultural event of the year!

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BOOKFEST city featured great live events taking place all over Frankfurt. Ideal to enjoy readings by your favourite authors, creative performances by renowned artists, exciting discussions on important topics and to celebrate BOOKFEST city with us!

BOOKFEST digital

BOOKFEST digital

All-new: BOOKFEST digital was a spectacular digital programme for literature fans and cultural aficionados all around the world. You could experience international bestselling authors & stars from our two studios – live on 17 October 2020.

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ARD Book Fair Stage

A full programme every day: you could experience via livestream the events on the ARD Book Fair Stage from the Festhalle. With world-class stars, authors and artists, exciting discussion rounds on current topics and lots of good entertainment. The ARD Book Fair Night was broadcast live on Friday, 16 October 2020, on all of Germany’s regional cultural channels.

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 Weltempfang


What influence has COVID-19 had on the global cultural sector? How can culture remain sustainably effective in the midst of a global crisis? This year, Weltempfang, the virtual centre for politics, literature and translation, was discussing the subject of “Europe – connecting cultures”.

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Reader Delights

Fans of literature and culture can find a wealth of curated content in our Reader Delights. We invite you on a discovery tour through 18 Reader Delights covering all genres from novels and engaging non-fiction to how-to, graphic novels, and art and photography books.


Do business worldwide – digitally

At the Special Edition of Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 you could discover as free digital offer a multi-faceted conference and professional programme: informative, cross-sector, international. Ideal to mingle with publishing experts and professionals from other industries at moderated networking events.

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#fbm20 coffee cups, shirts & more

For anyone who can’t get enough of Frankfurter Buchmesse, you can now bring that book fair feeling home. Or to your office. Get some #fbm20 gifts for your customers or business partners – or just for yourself.

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