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Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 is a Special Edition

Due to the pandemic, there will be no exhibitors on site at this year’s fair. Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 will primarily take place virtually: with lots of new and free digital offers for trade visitors and the general public alike.

Only the Festhalle will have live events at the exhibition site, such as on the ARD Book Fair Stage with a daily programme promising lots of variety. In addition, BOOKFEST city features numerous events at different locations throughout Frankfurt.

Don’t miss it: At the fair. In the city. On air.

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 ARD Buchmessenbühne

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.

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BOOKFEST digital

BOOKFEST digital

The all-new BOOKFEST digital on 17 October 2020 is a great, virtual celebration of literature and culture that fans all over the world can experience live – from Asia to Europe to America. At BOOKFEST digital, audiences celebrate BOOKFEST, live at home, wherever they are in the world.

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 Frankfurt Conference

Frankfurt Conference

Four days packed solid with professional expertise: our virtual conference programme offers you discussions, Q&A sessions, and brief presentations featuring international experts, along with many chances to interact and make contacts.