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, 10 October - Saturday, 13 October 2018
9.00 am - 6.30 pm 

Sunday, 14 October 2018
9.00 am - 5.30 pm


Private visitors.

Saturday, 13 October 2018
9.00 am - 6.30 pm

Sunday, 14 October 2018
9.00 am - 5.30 pm


Diarise the dates.

Plan your visit to the fair's future editions:

16-20 October 2019
Guest of Honour: Norway

14-18 October 2020
Guest of Honour: Canada

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Mega readings, bestselling authors and prominence from the literary world.

Buch mit Lesezeichen

All Highlights 2018

All the event highlights for private and trade visitors.



This year will once again attract many leading figures from TV, culture and politics.

Eine Frau und ein Mann halten einen Vortrag in einem Restaurant.


Frankfurt is celebrating books, the written word, literature and ideas. Frankfurter Buchmesse's international festival for literature, stories and ideas offers author readings in the new Frankfurt Pavilion, best-seller events at the fair as well as poetry slams, tastings and discussion rounds in the best locations in Frankfurt. Don't miss out!