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It’s still true in 2021: you really need to be there!

In Frankfurt and digitally worldwide.

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Be there when Frankfurter Buchmesse opens its doors again in October and take advantage of the opportunity to finally experience the world's biggest content fair on site. You will find international stars, renowned bestselling authors along with up-and-coming artists, and be inspired by our numerous programme highlights: at talks about hot topics on the big ARD Book Fair Stage, for example, the Blue Sofa or at selected BOOKFEST city locations.

In addition to the events at the physical fair, you can also benefit from our extensive digital programme – even before it opens. Starting as early as September, you can take part in the virtual events of The Hof and network with the industry while listening to live music, or expand your knowledge at the new FBM Masterclasses.

Re:connect. We look forward to seeing you – digitally and on-site.

Opening times: here’s when you can visit the fair

For trade visitors

20-24 October, 9.00 am – 6.30 pm
(Sunday to 5.30 pm)


For private visitors

22 October – 2.00 - 6.30 pm
23 October – 9.00 am - 6.30 pm
24 October – 9.00 am - 5.30 pm

Arrival and stay

Due to the central location of the exhibition grounds, you have many ways to get there: by bus, train, plane or car. Are you still looking for a hotel? Here are some tips.

Exhibitor Directory

From Achter Verlag to Zahori Books: here you can find all the exhibitors from over 60 countries at Frankfurter Buchmesse – including reading samples, reviews and lots of other useful information and links.

Hall plan

The whole fair at a glance: our Hall Plan is your map and guide to help you navigate the colourful diversity of Frankfurter Buchmesse again this year. You will find the detailed Hall Plan in the Frankfurter Buchmesse app.


Do you need a visa for your entry to Germany? So that you can take care of it in time, we have summarized all the important information for you here.

Don't miss it for anything!

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Look forward to numerous highlights again in 2021 – on site and digitally. During the fair and even before it starts!

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Limited number of tickets: book yours now!

Tickets will only be available online as one-day tickets this year. See this overview of prices and discounts.

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Health and safety measures at the fair.

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Protecting your health.

Your health and safety is our top priority. To ensure your health and safety at all times, we have developed a comprehensive plan together with experts. From social distancing rules to air ventilation – get an overview here.

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Future fair dates.

Plan your visit to the fair for the coming years now:

Year Guest of Honour
19-23 October 2022 Guest of Honour Spain
18-22 October 2023 Guest of Honour Slovenia
16-20 October 2024 Guest of Honour Italy