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Plan your visit to the fair

Our opening hours.

During the first three days of the fair, Frankfurter Buchmesse is reserved for our trade visitors. At the weekend we will open our doors to all other book and media enthusiasts. Trade visitors and accredited journalists can attend the book fair throughout its run using their trade visitor or press tickets.

Trade visitors and press.

Wednesday, 16 October - Saturday, 19 October 2019
9.00 am - 6.30 pm 

Sunday, 20 October 2019
9.00 am - 5.30 pm


Private visitors.

Saturday, 19 October 2019
9.00 am - 6.30 pm

Sunday, 20 October 2019
9.00 am - 5.30 pm


For every fair experience the right ticket

"Tomorrow is, why you’re here today" - Frankfurter Buchmesse

Private Visitor Ticket

Dive into the world of writing, content, stars and discussions. Meet your favourite authors, discover bestsellers before they top the charts, and enjoy the titillating atmosphere of creativity.

from € 22.‒

Trade Visitor Ticket

Get ready to do business at the world's leading marketplace for print and digital content. Network with experts from the publishing and technology industries along with other creative industries such as film and games.

from € 75.‒

Business Ticket

The premium upgrade for trade visitors: the Business Ticket gives you access to the Business Club with its lounge atmosphere, numerous premium services, valuable networking formats and all conferences at Frankfurter Buchmesse.

from € 450.‒

Bücher auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

New: you can now buy books all weekend long!

Starting in 2019 – for the first time ever – you can also buy books on the Saturday at the Frankfurter Buchmesse! For the entire weekend, many exhibitors will both present and sell a wide range of inspiring thriller, fantasy, romance, and non-fiction books.


Information: Books have fixed retail prices. This ensures that you pay the same price everywhere – regardless if you buy it in a small bookshop, a big book store, on the internet or at the Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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All events and programmes

Mega readings and poetry slams, performances and discussions, concerts and parties - many events take place at and around the Frankfurter Buchmesse. Create your own trade fair highlights so you do not miss out on anything.

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Diarise the dates.

Plan your visit to the fair's future editions:

14-18 October 2020
Guest of Honour: Canada

20-24 October 2021

Guest of Honour: Spain

19 -23 October 2022

Guest of Honour: Slovenia

18 -22 October 2023

Guest of Honour: Italy


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Get your ticket for Frankfurter Buchmesse today – and be there in October to make discoveries, get inspired, and celebrate.