Frequently Asked Questions.


What is the address of Messe Frankfurt?

The address of the venue is as follows:

Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main.

Please note that for stand deliveries, please indicate the contact person and mobile phone number for any queries, exhibitor name, hall and stand number, as well as the address listed above. Please do not address your items to the Frankfurt Book Fair office address!

How can I reach the team of Frankfurter Buchmesse?

The Frankfurter Buchmesse team is available to answer your questions at
the regular office address and telephone numbers up to and including 3 October 2018. We can be reached at our usual e-mail addresses for the duration of the Book Fair. From 4 to 14 October 2018, you can reach us in person in Hall 4.C, Exhibitor Services or by telephone under the following number: +49 (0) 69 7575-41000.

Accessibility (barrier-free)

Whether you are in a wheelchair or have small children with you, you will find all the information you need for a barrier-free visit to the Frankfurt exhibition grounds here.

Go to Messe Frankfurt website

Where can I leave my luggage and jacket?

The cloakrooms will be open from 10 October 2018 at the main entrances to the exhibition grounds and on various hall levels. Closing at 7.30 p.m. (Sunday: 6.30 p.m., afterwards the dressing rooms are still open until approx. 9 p.m.). Please observe the information signs. Fee: 2 Euro for luggage and clothing. The individual opening hours of each cloakroom and the locations of the collective cloakrooms can also be found at the information stands.

Where can I find baby care rooms on the premises?

Baby care rooms are located in Hall 3.1, south side, Room 10 (opposite the Hallenmeister office).
There are also diaper changing facilities in the first-aid station in Hall 4.0 South/West, Operation and Security Center (OSC) entrance and in the Torhaus Service Center, level 3, ladies' and gents' toilet.

Where's Lost and Found?

The exhibition lost and found office is located in the Torhaus Service-Center, level 0, reachable via telephone number: +49 (0) 69 7575-1448,
Information about lost or found objects and loss reports can also be provided at the information stands.

How do the shuttle buses run?

During the fair from Wednesday to Sunday there is free shuttle bus service within the exhibition grounds from the City entrance (Hall 1) to Hall 10 North with stops at all halls. Express bus from the City Entrance directly to Hall 10 North and back with a stop in front of the main entrances to Halls 5 and 6:

7.45 am to 8.00 pm, on Sunday until 7.00 pm. Free shuttle bus service from the Rebstock multi-storey car park to the exhibition grounds, Hall 10 entrance and Hall 3 East entrance and back (opening hours: 7.45 a.m. to 8.00 p.m., on Sundays until 9.00 p.m.).

Access to the exhibition grounds

What are the opening hours?

The Book Fair is open to trade visitors only from Wednesday to Friday. Private visitors are welcome on Saturday and Sunday.

Opening hours:
Wednesday-Saturday 9.00 am – 6.30 pm
Sunday: 9.00 am – 5.30 pm

Business Ticket holders can already enter the exhibition grounds from 8.30 am.

Can I bring my pet?

Animals are not allowed on the exhibition grounds.

What do cosplayers need to know about their costumes?

The weapons regulations regarding cosplay at Frankfurter Buchmesse require that no weapons or weapon-like objects be carried on the exhibition grounds. No definitive information on special cases can be given, since the final decision lies with the security personnel on site.

Meals and snacks

Can I bring my own drinks?

Beverage bottles and other catering are generally permitted. The final decision, however, lies with the local security personnel.

Smoke-free Book Fair

Is smoking allowed on the exhibition grounds?

Smoking is only allowed outdoors. Exhibitors from the upper hall levels can use the balcony in front of Hall 3.1 or the designed roof garden with café in the transition between Halls 4.2 and 6.2. Exhibitors from Halls 5.1 and 6.1 can reach it via the staircase in the transition hall 5.1/ 6.1.


What to do in case of theft?

Please direct your report only to the police, Hall 4.0 South/West, Entrance Operation and Security Center (OSC) +49 (0) 69 7575 6555.


When can the assembly and dismantling take place?

Set-up times: Sunday, 7 October, Monday, 8 October and Tuesday, 9 October from 7.00 am - 10.00 pm respectively

Dismantling times: Sunday, 14 October approx. 6.30 pm until Monday, 15 October at midnight (non-stop, all night).

During this time all exhibition halls are open. It is possible to leave the exhibition grounds at any time through all gates. The complete clearance and cleaning of all system stands as well as the dismantling of the company's own stands must be completed by midnight on Monday, 15 October at the latest. The seating cabinets of the system stands should be empty of all contents by the evening of the Sunday of the fair, but at the latest by the following Monday morning. From 12.00 noon they are emptied by the cleaning staff and all remaining contents are disposed of.

Where can exhibitors park?

Parking decks P4 (in Hall 4) and P12 (near Hall 10) can only be used by exhibitors (with a season ticket) and are open from Wednesday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., from the last day of the fair, Sunday, October 14, through to Monday, October 15. Please note that on the last day of the fair, Sunday 14 October 2018, between 2 p.m. and approx. 7 p.m. the exhibition grounds will be closed to all vehicles (including users of car parks P4, P12 etc.) and access to the grounds will not be possible. The public car parks Messeturm and Maritim Hotel outside the exhibition grounds are open all day. Parking spaces behind the halls are reserved for exhibitors with reduced mobility (on request from Messe Frankfurt Venue GmbH, information hotline for people with disabilities: +49 (0) 69 7575-6999,; visitors with reduced mobility and a pass (exceptionally limited mobility) can enter at all open gates and are allocated a parking space by the staff there.
Parking tickets are available for exhibitor parking on the exhibition grounds for the entire duration of the fair (there are no day parking tickets!) from Fraport AG, HVMPV, Park-Service Messe, 60547 Frankfurt am Main, +49 (0)69 690-74454, +49 (0) 69 690-59717, Fraport Service Counter at the exhibition center: Torhaus Service-Center, level 2, on October 12 and 13, 2015 from 8:00 to 18:00, on October 14, 2014 from 8:00 to 13:00, +49 (0) 69 7575-1314.


Is it allowed to sell books at the fair?

At Frankfurter Buchmesse, sales are generally only permitted to booksellers. At events in the forums, in the pavilion reading tent and on Sunday, 14 October 2018, books may also be sold to the general public, subject to fixed prices. At the Frankfurt Antiquarian Book Fair, second-hand, non-price books can be sold on all five days of the fair. Buyers must receive a receipt, card, etc. to prove to security that the books have been purchased.

How can I promote my events?

Entries in the Calendar of Events are free of charge for all exhibitors at Frankfurter Buchmesse. The only requirement is registration at the My Book Fair with the e-mail address provided at the Book Fair. You can request them at You can create as many events as you like and share them via social media, for example.


How can private visitors buy tickets?

Tickets for the Book Fair can be purchased online in advance. This way you avoid queues at the entrance.

Reduced tickets and group tickets can only be purchased at the box office.

Who is considered a trade visitor?

You are a trade visitor if you...
- deal professionally with the further development, production, distribution and communication of printed and electronic media and art
- are a teacher, educator, professor, student
- are publishers, authors, editors, illustrators, translators, journalists, agents
- are scientists, buyers, digitisation experts
- belong to an association

You can prove your status as a trade visitor as follows:
- a business card
- a receipt from the employer
- a website printout with author's name
- an appointment on the exhibition grounds (printout)
- a student card
- a certificate of matriculation

Accompaniment of trade visitors:
We are pleased to inform you that anyone you would like to accompany to Frankfurter Buchmesse as an industry-interested person can create a trade visitor account at My Book Fair and buy a trade visitor card there. The registration is the legitimation as a trade visitor. No further proof is necessary at the entrance.

In addition to advance sales, you can purchase your ticket at the box offices during the Book Fair on presentation of a business card or a business letter on your letterhead. A sufficient number of tickets are available at the box offices of the Book Fair.

Children on trade visitor days:
Business negotiations and discussions with trade visitors take place on trade visitor days, so in the interest of all trade visitors, we ask you to visit Frankfurter Buchmesse with children exclusively on weekends. On Saturdays and Sundays, publishers and centres offer a programme especially for children.
Should you nevertheless be able to make an appointment with your child on the trade visitor days, please note the following:
Children up to 6 years have free entry.
Children from 7 to 14 years pay a price of € 15
Please note that you can purchase these tickets at the service counters (not at the ticket offices) at all public entrances (City, Torhaus, Hall 3 East).
Accompanying persons from 15 to 18 years pay a reduced price of € 19 (trade visitor day ticket reduced at the ticket offices)
Tickets are only available at the ticket offices and not in advance.

Who is entitled to buy a reduced ticket?

Pupils, students, trainees, pensioners as well as Frankfurt Pass holders have the opportunity to purchase a reduced day pass for trade visitors. However, this can only be sold on site upon presentation of the respective proof.

Wheelchair users and people who need to be accompanied by a helper (German "B" marker or equivalent in the disability pass) may enter the exhibition site together with their companion free of charge on all days of the fair after 9.00 am. Disabled people without the German "B" marker or equivalent in their disability pass, but having a disability status equivalent to the German certification GdB 50 or higher can obtain a reduced-rate one-day ticket for trade visitor days. Disabled people without accompanying persons and a disability status below GdB 50 or equivalent are required to pay the normal price.

How can I buy a private visitor ticket online?

To use online ticketing for private visitors, please follow the link to the ticket shop below. Waiting times at the box offices can be avoided. Please note that only regular day and weekend tickets and family tickets can be ordered online.

How can I buy a trade visitor ticket online?

To be able to use online ticketing and thus the advance booking discount as a trade visitor, you must have registered on our "My Book Fair" customer portal with your own account and your own e-mail address.
For profiles that were already used last year, you must confirm the data from the previous year. In order to guarantee that the data is up-to-date, it is necessary that you check this data, update it if necessary and then confirm it.

Procedure of ticket purchase
Online ticketing for trade visitors can only be accessed via your "My Book Fair" account. After you have logged in, you will be redirected to the "Trade Visitor Tickets and ticket codes" section on your homepage.

Ticket purchase for several persons
In order to buy tickets for other trade visitors, it must first be ensured that each of these visitors has their own e-mail address and account registered on our "My Book Fair" customer portal. If this is guaranteed, a registered user can easily order tickets for himself and others and select the additional trade visitors from a list of suggestions.

Problems when buying tickets
Difficulties when purchasing tickets often arise due to high local security settings that prevent additional windows or tabs from opening or software that requires an update. We recommend an update or a change of browser. Or contact or +49 69 75 75-5000

Buying tickets on site
Tickets can also be purchased on site at any time, as an unlimited number of tickets are available.

How can I pay for my trade visitor ticket online?

For online ticketing, Frankfurter Buchmesse offers payment by credit card and PayPal. You can pay with the following credit cards:
• Visas
• Master Card
• American Express
For people who do not have a credit card, we offer the possibility to pay via PayPal online payment service. If you have a bank account with PayPal, this bank account is automatically registered for the direct debit procedure. PayPal never shares your financial information, so merchants never see your credit card or bank account numbers. For more information about Pay Pal, please follow this link:
You can find the contact to the customer service of PayPal behind this link:

How can I redeem a ticket code?

Trade visitor codes must be exchanged for personalised admission tickets. On our website you will find further information on how to do this via your own "My Book Fair" account.

We are happy to inform you that ticket codes can be redeemed in two different ways:
Firstly, you can create your own account on our "My Book Fair" customer portal as a trade visitor and use it to exchange your code for a personalised ticket. This can then be called up online and printed out at any time.
To register, please follow the link below and then click on "Exhibitors or Trade Visitors" under "Register".
Please note, however, that each person who wishes to redeem a Code must have their own account.

Ticket codes can also be exchanged for personalised tickets at the exchange terminals on the exhibition grounds.

Private visitor codes must be exchanged for personalised admission tickets. On our ticketing website you will find further information on how to do this.…

Are there any tickets at the box office?

Tickets can also be purchased on site at any time, as an unlimited number of tickets are available.


Where can visitors park?

Rebstock multi-storey car park, Am Römerhof, with direct access from the Frankfurt West motorway exit and free shuttle bus connection to the Hall 10 entrance and Hall 3 East entrance. From the city centre via Theodor-Heuss-Allee to the Katharinenkreisel (formerly Opel-Rondell). Day ticket: 14 Euro. The car park ticket office is open daily until about 8 p.m., the automatic pay stations are accessible around the clock.

Information for visitors with disabilities

Wheelchair users and persons who need an accompanying person (feature B on the disability pass) can come to the exhibition centre free of charge on all days of the fair from 9.00 a.m. onwards.

Disabled persons without the "B" mark on the disability pass with a degree of disability of at least 50% receive a reduced ticket. Handicapped unaccompanied persons with a degree of disability below 50% pay the normal entrance fees.

You will find all the information you need for a barrier-free visit to the Frankfurt exhibition grounds here.


Can I take cosplay weapons to the fair as part of my costume?

The trade fair police and the security service are responsible for the entry controls and thus also for the weapons controls of the cosplayers. Their instructions must be followed. Due to the general security situation, Frankfurter Buchmesse as organiser has a special duty of care towards all participants of this major event. Nevertheless, unlike other major events, there is no general ban on cosplay weapons at Frankfurter Buchmesse. However, these restrictions apply:

Entrances: Cosplayers can use almost all entrances (City, Torhaus (S-Bahn), CMF (revolving door), Hall 10 South (shuttle buses from Rebstock car park stop here)). At the entrances mentioned there are special cloakrooms for cosplayers, where unauthorized weapons are kept (see below).

Prohibition of all apparent weapons: These are objects that look deceptively similar to real weapons, especially functional firearms, e.g. softair weapons, dummies of all kinds, etc. These weapons must always be handed in at the entrances.

All cosplay weapons must be labelled: All licensed cosplay weapons receive an eye-catching sticker at the entrances from the staff, which must also be visible to trade fair visitors and security forces from a distance. This sticker may not be removed on the exhibition grounds.

Purchase of Cosplay weapons in the CosplayCorner: The labelling requirement also applies to newly acquired Cosplay weapons at the merchandise stands in Hall 1.1. If a weapon is sold by a dealer, the dealer informs the security service for the purpose of marking the weapon. If it is an apparent weapon, the buyer will be escorted by the security service to the City Cloakroom, where he must hand in the weapon at the cloakroom. The buyer will then have access to the exhibition grounds again.

Considering the general security situation, we ask for your understanding of these regulations. In addition to sorting out real weapons, it is also a matter of preventing a panic among visitors due to misunderstandings when carrying cosplay weapons.

LitAg (Literary Agents & Scouts Centre)

Admittance Information

The customers of the LitAg – Agents and Scouts – have scheduled many appointments in 30 minute blocks prior to the fair. They are used to the best possible service from the Book Fair and expect that these meetings will proceed uninterrupted.

In order to best accommodate this expectation, our staff will only admit visitors to the LitAg who can show proof of an appointment with an agent who has booked a table with us. “Proof” here means that we ask the visitor to show us the respective appointment on their calendar. We may also check our records to verify that the aforementioned agency exists and we may ask the visitor for the agency’s table number.

All visitors to the LitAg are subject to this procedure, as the sheer volume of daily appointments in the LitAg requires that we make no exceptions – even with visitors that are known to their industry-peers and big-name publishers.

We will try our best to ensure that there will be no wait times at the entrance to the LitAg, in order for the meetings to proceed smoothly and without delay.

We ask for your understanding and patience throughout this process.

We wish you a successful and pleasant visit to the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Booking & Cancellation

Who is allowed to reserve event slots?

The stages may only be reserved by registered exhibitors of Frankfurter Buchmesse.

When do stages need to be reserved by?

There are no deadlines for booking slots. The available slots are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Can individuals or authors reserve slots and book stages without being exhibitors?

No. If you are interested in a stage event as an author, please contact your publisher, who must make the booking.

When will I receive the confirmation of my reservation?

You will receive confirmation of your reservation by e-mail immediately during the process of making your reservation. The final
confirmation of your order occurs shortly after complying with our contractual conditions, but at the latest, four weeks after the reservation.

How can I rebook a slot?

It is possible to move a booked slot at any time – as long as there is still an open slot on the booked stage at the desired time.

How can I move my event to another stage?

Transferring a booked event to another stage is possible at any time – as long as slots are still available on the desired stage. Please note
that the Agora stages have different prices on weekends.

How can I cancel my event?

To cancel your reservation, please contact In the event of a written cancellation before 24 July, 2018 cancellation fees of 20 per cent will be charged. From 24 July, 2018, the cancellation fee is 100 per cent of the event price.

Are there special rules for events in the YOGI TEA® Lesezelt (Reading Marquee) on the weekend?

Due to the high demand for slots on general public days (Saturday - Sunday) it is generally only possible to book 30-minute-slots.

Prices & Payment

What do the stage slots cost?

  • 30-minute-slot: 650.– euros
    Weekend event – YOGI TEA® Lesezelt (Reading Marquee): 860.– euros
  • 60-minute-slot: 860.– euros
    Weekend event - YOGI TEA® Lesezelt (Reading Marquee): 1,200.– euros

When do we have to pay?

You will receive an invoice before the start of Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Contractual conditions

What are the detailed contractual conditions for booking slots on the stages of Frankfurter Buchmesse?

  • Your entry in the reservation tool is considered a binding order. However, it does not yet represent the conclusion of a contract. Frankfurter Buchmesse reserves the right to reject events that do not fit into the concept of the programme or if there appears to be a reason to believe that the event could jeopardise the smooth running of Frankfurter Buchmesse or security, without this falling under Frankfurter Buchmesse’s sphere of responsibility or organisation.
  • Once your reservation is successfully reviewed, you will receive a written or electronic order confirmation (PDF) from us, which re- presents the completion of the contract. If your event is rejected, you will be notified that we cannot accept your event. / In order to ensure an attractive programme on the stages, in the event of a conflict in allocating the slots, in exceptional cases, we will ask you to postpone your booking or move it to a more suitable stage.
  • For the entire legal relationship between organiser and exhibitor, the law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply exclusi- vely, excluding the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. The place of performance and jurisdiction for both parties is Frankfurt am Main.

Stage equipment

How are the stages equipped?

Stage equipment includes: four chairs, two tables and one lectern. To order additional furniture please contact If needed, two additional chairs can be placed on the stage. Please inform us if you would
like to make any further changes to the equipment so that we can prepare:

How are the stages technically equipped?

The technical equipment usually includes a sound system with mixing console and max. four wireless microphones, as well as a PC
and screen or monitor. A technician is on site for the entire duration of the fair.

By when do the details of the stage equipment and technical requirements need to be reported to Frankfurter Buchmesse?

We must receive the details for the event by 24 August 2018 at the latest. You will receive a form to request these details per e-mail in July

Who do we get in touch with if something is missing (microphone, etc.)?

A technician is on site at all times and is happy to assist you. Should you require equipment not included in the existing stock, please let us know when you receive the form requesting these details (starting mid-July) and order them directly at our technical company AVMS GmbH:

Can we bring our own technicians

A technician is on site at the stages at all times. Therefore, there is no need to bring your own technician. Should you nevertheless wish to do so, please let us know, so that we can clarify the details (use of existing technical equipment, etc.).

Who ensures that headsets are on-site and are compatible with the stage sound systems?

Headsets are not included in the equipment and must be ordered separately if desired. To do so, please contact our technical company AVMS GmbH: (exception: “Weltempfang” stage).

Carrying out your event

Do I need tickets to the fair for the people taking part in my event?

Yes. Tickets are required for speakers, authors, moderators, etc. These must be provided by the company hosting the event. Tickets can be ordered starting in June 2018 using the online exhibitor ticketing portal.

Who will be our contact person at the fair?

There is an info counter at every stage with a host or hostess who will welcome your guests, answer questions, help out with setting up/clearing the stage, and pay attention to timing.

Where do we sign in before our event slot?

Please go to the stage with all participants 15 minutes before the event and talk to someone from our team.

How much time do we have to set up or clear the stage before and after our event?

Please remember: The time slot that you have booked includes time for setting up and clearing the stage. Please help us ensure that everything runs smoothly by sticking to your scheduled times! Our hosts and hostesses will help.

15 minutes are provided for the Show Kitchen (Gourmet Gallery). We will ensure that the kitchen is cleaned and ready for your event. Organisers will receive all information needed regarding equipment and scheduling from Martina Stemann (

Is it possible to change clothes, do make-up, etc. at the stages? Is there a private area?

The stages do not have a cloakroom, backstage, changing room or similar.

We have an event on a weekday (Wednesday - Friday). Will that affect our audience?

From Wednesday to Friday, the fair is reserved exclusively for trade visitors. Trade visitors can enter the fair starting at 8.45 am.

Is it possible to book a moderator for our event?

If you need a moderator, we can help you through one of our partners. Please get in touch:

If we need an interpreter for our event, what steps do we need to take?

There is no space for an interpreter’s booth on the stages. If you need simultaneous interpretation at your event, you should book a mobile interpreter’s booth. Please get in touch with our partner AVMS GmbH:
If you also need an interpreter, we recommend the company BBK Gesellschaft für moderne Sprachen mbH:

Will my author be provided with time for signing books?

We have pre-booked 30-minute slots in the signing box following events in the Lesezelt or the new Frankfurt Pavilion. If you have not already done so, please indicate whether you want to keep this slot (€50).

NEW: Additional slots can be booked to extend your author signings and further slots can be booked independently of events (€250 / 30 min.). For information and support, please write to:

What should be considered when preparing an event?

For video and sound, it is sufficient to bring your presentation on a laptop or data stick. You can connect via HDMI (video) and, where applicable, a 3.5 mm audio jack. If you have a device with a VGA connection or an iPad, iPhone or MacBook, please bring your own adapters. The provided laptop has the following software installed: Office, Flash, Acrobat Reader and Media Player.
Please note that there is no internet connection on the stages.

In the Show Kitchen (Gourmet Gallery), there is no screen on the stage. The screen is located at the side of the rear wall.

Can I book catering for my event?


If you are interested in catering for your event, please contact one of the service providers on this page:

Advertising & book sales

What advertising options are available for our event?

Please use the Frankfurter Buchmesse Calendar of Events to advertise your event. It is available from August. As an exhibitor, you
can enter events for free.

How can we sell books at our event?

You are permitted to sell books at the suggested retail price during the event. Please remember to bring the books to the event on-time. To make sales, you will need a portable cash box/pouch with sufficient change and a (stamped) receipt book.

Can we store books at the stage?

Unfortunately, there is no place to store books at the stages. You are responsible for finding a place to store your books. Please contact
Messe Frankfurt for details.

Online Calendar of Events

How do I get login credentials for the Calendar of Events?

Your company’s assigned stand organiser has received the required login credentials. This information can be used to register on My Book Fair. If you still have your login details from last year, they remain valid. If you have questions regarding your responsible stand organiser, please contact the Frankfurter Buchmesse Service Center (

What is the deadline for adding an event to the Calendar of Events?

In order to prepare daily programmes, we need your event details by 24 August 2018. Changes and additions can still be made until mid September, but they must be provided in writing. The online Calendar of Events will be searchable starting from mid August.

What criteria are important when making entries in the Calendar of Events?

Please provide a title, overview text and descriptive text for your event. The character limits are provided when you make the entries.

Where will my event be seen when is it added to the Calendar?

The Calendar of Events is the basis for the stage programme. Entered events are also viewable via the Frankfurter Buchmesse app, which can be downloaded for free starting from mid September. There will not be a printed version of the Calendar of Events.


Do I have to buy a normal ticket in addition to the Business Ticket?

No. The Business Ticket also includes a normal ticket for entry to Frankfurter Buchmesse. The 1-day and 6-day Business Tickets include 1-day and 5-day trade visitor tickets respectively. For access to the Fair and to use the public transport in the RMV area, please always carry your ticket with you.

Is it possible to print out the ticket once I get there?

No. Please print your ticket and bring it with you to Frankfurt. To gain entry to the exhibition site, you must be able to show a printed version of your ticket.

Is the Business Ticket transferable?

No. The Business Ticket is issued personally and is non-transferable. The ticketholder’s name is printed on it.

How/where can I purchase individual tickets to conferences or seminars?

An individual ticket is available for the Frankfurt Rights Meeting. Entry to this conference is also included in the 6-day Business Ticket. For the Business Club Conference "THE MARKETS" you have to purchase a 1-day or a 6-day Business Ticket

Is it possible to buy a Business Ticket directly at the Fair?

Yes, you can still purchase a Business Ticket at one of the entrance gates.

Is it possible to exchange a regular trade visitor ticket for a Business Ticket?

Sorry, it is not possible to swap tickets in this way. If you have any other questions, please write us an e-mail to:


May I invite clients and other guests and business contacts to the lounge and meeting areas of the Business Club, if they do not have Business Tickets?

Yes. For specific meetings, Business Ticket holders may bring up to three people without Business Tickets into the lounge and meeting areas of the Business Club. Needless to say, these guests are not entitled to participate in the Business Club programme. For this reason, tickets will be controlled for entry to the closed events. Additionally you can invite up to 3 guests to the daily Happy Hour from 6 pm.


Are there any workspaces in the Business Club?

A large number of seating and retreat options are available in the lounge areas of the Business Club. Here you will have access to Wi-Fi free of charge. You will also have the opportunity to recharge any devices you bring with you

Is there free catering in the Business Club?

Yes. Water, tea and coffee are available free of charge throughout the day and a lunch buffet is provided daily. In addition to this, we offer you a Business Breakfast from Wednesday to Friday and wine and snacks each evening during the Happy Hour.

When will the Exhibitor Catalogue be made available?

The Exhibitors Catalogue is a printed product of Frankfurter Buchmesse, which we issue shortly before the beginning of the Fair. You will be given a copy at the central reception and registration counter of the Business Club (Hall 4.0, Foyer). This is also where Business Ticket holders receive their name badges, as well as the details of the Business Club programme as a printed brochure.

In the Business Club, is it possible to leave or lock up laptops and other things I might need at short notice?

Yes. In the entrance area to the Business Club you will find a secure cloakroom, which you can use free of charge.


Where can journalists park?

Journalists arriving by car can park free of charge at the Rebstock parking area. The fair's Rebstock car park has a direct access route from the Frankfurt West motorway exit (follow the signposted route or type "Messeparkhaus Rebstock" into your Sat Nav/GPS). There is a free transfer shuttle from Wednesday to Sunday that takes you directly to the Hall 3 entrance. The car park's pay station is manned until approx. 8.00 pm.

Does the press ticket allow free use of public transport?

No, the press ticket does not allow free use of public transport.

Where is the Press Centre?

The Press Centre is in the Congress Center Messe Frankfurt (CMF), Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1 on the 3rd floor (C3).
You need to have a press pass to enter the Press Centre.

How do I get to the Press Centre?

Please note: the press pass does not entitle the holder to use public transport for free.

By public transport:
From Frankfurt's central station, take line 16 (direction Ginnheim) or 17 (direction Rebstockbad), and get out at the fourth stop (Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage). Go in at the "City" entrance and follow signs for Congress Center Messe Frankfurt (CMF).

U-Bahn (metro):
From Frankfurt's central station, take the U4 (direction Bockenheimer Warte) and get out at the first stop (Festhalle/Messe). Go in at the "City" entrance and follow signs for Congress Center Messe Frankfurt (CMF).

By car:
As an accredited journalist or blogger, you can use the Rebstock car park free of charge from Wednesday until Sunday (address: Messeparkhaus Rebstock, Am Römerhof). The car park has a direct access route from the Frankfurt West motorway exit (follow the signs). The car park's pay station is manned until approx. 8.00 pm. Please show your press pass before leaving with your car.
There is a free transfer shuttle from Wednesday to Sunday that takes you directly to the Hall 3 entrance from the car park.
From there, you can take the shuttle to the last station "Festhalle/Congress Center Messe Frankfurt" (CMF).

What are the opening hours for the Press Centre?

Tuesday: 9.30 am - 7.00 pm
Wednesday - Saturday: 9.00 am - 6.30 pm
Sunday: 9.00 am - 5.30 pm

Where can I leave my luggage?

There are lockers in the Press Centre. Please leave large bags at the cloakroom. The nearest cloakroom can be found in the "Via Mobile" covered walkway in front of Hall 5.1. Media representatives can use the cloakrooms in every hall for free by showing their press pass.


How can I accredit myself as a journalist?

Accreditation can be obtained through our My Book Fair customer portal starting from 1 July.
Journalists can also receive accreditation on-site at the following entrances:

Hall 3 Ost
10 Süd
Press Counter at the Congress Center (CMF)

During the normal opening hours, you can provide proof of your journalistic activities to get accredited and receive a complimentary press pass, which provides you access to Frankfurter Buchmesse. Press passes provide free entry on all days of the fair, but do not include complimentary use of public transport.

What should I take into consideration for the opening day (Tuesday)?

On Tuesday (opening day), you need a press pass to enter the Press Centre. Please get accredited online before arriving. This will help you avoid lines at the press counter at the City entrance, which is the only counter open on Tuesday. Waiting times, however, are still possible due to security checks and procedures. Please ensure that your plans for the day take this potential delay into consideration.

Do press passes provide access to all events?

No. The opening ceremony of Frankfurter Buchmesse, the Business Club and certain other events require special accreditation. You can find an overview of press events here:


Where can I hold interviews in a quiet place?

From Wednesday to Friday, it is possible to book 30 or 60-minute slots in an interpreter's booth in the Press Centre where you can conduct an interview.

5.- € per 30 min.

The booth has enough space for two people. It is not suitable for interviews with several people or a TV crew.
On the Saturday and Sunday of the fair, a larger room will be available in place of the booth.

Journalists who book an interview slot can enter the Press Centre with their interviewee. Please arrive together at the CRM escalator on the second floor, which takes you to the 3rd floor, and tell the receptionist at the entry that you have booked a booth.

Please register via e-mail:

Opening hours Press Centre:
Tuesday: 9.30 am - 7.00 pm
Wednesday - Saturday: 9.00 am - 6.30 pm
Sunday: 9.00 am - 5.30 pm

Frankfurt Fellowship Programme

Is there an age limit?

There is no official age limit, but the programme is aimed at young professionals. Most Frankfurt Fellows are between 30 and 40 years old when they take part in the programme.

Who should write the three letters of recommendation?

The letters of recommendation should be written by international publishers, editors, foreign rights directors/managers or literary agents with whom the applicant has worked. Recommendation letters written by authors cannot be considered. The internationals letters of recommendation should not originate in your own country.

Who can be considered for the Frankfurt Fellowship?

Publishers, editors, rights and licensing professionals, agents and product managers (print and digital) can apply for the Frankfurt Fellowship.

What are the costs?

Travel expenses and accommodation while staying in Germany are covered by the Frankfurter Buchmesse. This also goes for part of the food expenses. Participants are responsible for covering their travel costs to Frankfurt and back.

How is the procedure during the Frankfurter Buchmesse? Can I arrange my own appointments?

From the 8 October to 13 October, there will only be evening engagements within the Fellowship programme. During the day, the Frankfurt Fellows can arrange their own appointments.

What should I do if I need a visa?

Frankfurt Fellows who need a visa will receive an invitation letter from the Frankfurter Buchmesse after being selected for the programme.

Goldschmidt Programmme

Who can apply?

  • Age limit: 30 years old (in exceptional cases: 35)
  • University degree and/or a literary translation already published
  • Availability for the entire duration of the programme (January to March)
  • Participants are responsible for obtaining adequate insurance for the duration of the programme.

How can I apply for the Goldschmidt Programme? Which texts must be submitted?

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Description of the translation project (approx. one page)
  • Short sample translation together with the relevant original text (maximum 5 pages)
  • If applicable, extract from an already published literary translation from French, together with the relevant original text. Translations from languages other than French cannot be taken into consideration.
  • The selected title should either be published during the current year or be a rediscovery

Please send your application by 31 August to Alexane Leopan.

If you have any further questions, please ask.

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