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International events at Weltempfang, the 2020 LiBeraturpreis and the African Perspectives symposium

This year’s Weltempfang – Frankfurter Buchmesse’s centre for politics, literature and translation – is dedicated to the topic “Europe – Connecting Cultures”. The programme includes highly topical issues, such as the role of culture, literature and politics in the coronavirus crisis, and debates about displacement, migration and racism. The Weltempfang events will be broadcast each day of the fair at and on Frankfurter Buchmesse's YouTube channel. The opening event will take place on Wednesday, 14 October at 5.30 pm, on the ARD Book Fair Stage in the Festhalle.

Anthropocene – the last age?

Umweltaktivistin Luisa Neubauer und Robert Habeck, Bundesvorsitzender von BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN, gehören zu den Gästen des Weltempfangs, die politische Veränderung und Aktivismus im Lichte des menschlichen Einflusses auf Umweltprozesse diskutieren werden. Unter dem Motto "Anthropozän – das letzte Zeitalter?" steht im Weltempfang, dem Zentrum für Politik, Literatur und Übersetzung der Frankfurter Buchmesse (16.-20. Oktober 2019), das Verhältnis von Kultur und Natur im Fokus.

Fake news, writing in exile and the New Right

New event format: Weltempfang Satellites / Juergen Boos in conversation with

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 – Special Edition: online and in the city of Frankfurt, but without traditional on-site exhibition

Frankfurter Buchmesse (14-18 October 2020) will take place this year: with an extensive digital programme for publishing professionals, exciting online events at BOOKFEST digital for an international readership, as well as live events in Frankfurt on the ARD Book Fair Stage in the Festhalle and some 80 events as part of BOOKFEST city. The book fair’s traditional on-site exhibition is being cancelled this year due to the corona pandemic, since current travel restrictions would prevent numerous country stands from being realised as planned. In addition, the quarantine requirements that will be enforced on 1 October 2020 make it virtually impossible for European exhibitors and trade visitors to participate.

Highlights of the day for Friday, 21 October 2016

Day three of the Frankfurt Book Fair is approaching and brings along numerous exciting highlights and events.

Highlights of the day for Saturday, 22 October 2016, and Sunday, 23 October 2016

The weekend of Frankfurter Buchmesse is packed with numerous exciting highlights and events: On Saturday the THE ARTS+ Salon turns into a Virtual Reality Campus with talks and lots of art installations to experience the new technologies.

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2016: Highlights of the day for Wednesday, 19 October 2016

More than 4,000 events featuring renowned writers and publishing professionals will take place at the Frankfurter Buchmesse over the course of the next five days. Each day, we will highlight a few key events not to miss.

“Culture thrives on exchange”

European networks at the Frankfurter Buchmesse

71st Frankfurter Buchmesse in times of fundamental change

The 71st Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) will take place against the background of global political and social upheaval. Read here the press release for the Opening Press Conference with Olga Tokarczuk, Nobel Laureate in Literature, and Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO.

Frankfurter Buchmesse presents its digital concept

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 – Special Edition
Digital offers for exhibitors, trade visitors and literature lovers / Federal government provides funding / Press briefing on 14 July

“Lettres d’Afrique: changing the narrative”

New African stage at Frankfurter Buchmesse

#fbm20: Taking stock after the trade visitor days

Until today 148,000 users from 183 countries used the fair’s digital offerings

Brussels meets Frankfurt

Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 - a truly European Fair

Opening of the 68th Frankfurter Buchmesse

Superimposing cultural and political viewpoints, revealing their differences and the things they have in common and, above all, organising the creative reinterpretation at the points of crossover – these are the most important tasks of the Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Literature takes the stage!

International authors and artists will appear - in person or remotely - on the ARD Book Fair stage of Frankfurter Buchmesse (14-18 October 2020).

Frankfurter Buchmesse: New hall layout for 2020

The largest leading international trade fair for commercial content is changing: The Frankfurter Buchmesse Team is currently developing a new hall layout that will take effect in 2020 (14–18 October 2020).

Sending a signal: 72nd Frankfurter Buchmesse with digital exhibitors from 85 countries

Like no other happening in the publishing industry, Frankfurter Buchmesse leads the way in activating global networks, opening up future markets and putting both sector-specific and socio-political issues on the agenda. That will be truer than ever in 2020, the year of corona, as demonstrated by the fair’s thousands of digital exhibitors from approximately 85 countries (as of 20 September 2020). TAlong with this, the book fair will offer ca. 70 hours of professional programme with acclaimed guests, including James Daunt, Ananth Padmanabhan and Jenny Fry and will be a celebration of literature online and in Frankfurt with Karin Slaughter, Elizabeth Gilbert, Irvine Welsh and many more. A press kit with further infomation is available on the press material page.