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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.

FAQ: Digital Fair

FAQ about the digital fair of Frankfurter Buchmesse

“Culture thrives on exchange”

European networks at the Frankfurter Buchmesse

All Highlights 2018

Even more highlights at Frankfurter Buchmesse: The world's largest event in the publishing industry offers many opportunities, ideas and events.

Press releases of Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019

Journalists and blogger will find here all the relevant press releases of 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

Events and programmes of Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020

Thousands of events take place at and around the Frankfurter Buchmesse. Discover now what awaits you at Frankfurter Buchmesse.


Whether podium discussions on self-censorship or author talks on press freedom, you will not miss a highlight with the Weltempfang-Programme.

“Lettres d’Afrique: changing the narrative”

New African stage at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Trade Fair Visitors at Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Are you a bookseller or working in the publishing or licensing industry? Then you will find all the information you need for your visit to Frankfurter Buchmesse here.

Curated B2B events

Discover our media library with over 70 hours of digital events. Renowned industry leaders and publishing experts discuss current trends and developments in the publishing industry.

#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).

BOOKFEST digital

The Saturday of the fair is BOOKFEST digital day! On 17 October 2020, literature and culture fans all over the world will experience a virtual, moderated spectacle – one like never before – live in their own homes.

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.