Frankfurter Buchmesse’s international Festival for Literature, Stories and Ideas!

You will find the BOOKFEST programme here starting summer 2019.

BOOKFEST – Frankfurt celebrates good stories!

From best-seller readings at the fair, to poetry slams, taste tests and discussion rounds in Frankfurt-area bars and cultural institutions: Every October, the entire city of Frankfurt focuses on literature and networking. Over five days, publishing experts, writers and culture fans from around the world come to the book fair in Frankfurt. And after the fair ends for the day, the festivities continue throughout the city. All this awaits you at BOOKFEST – the Frankfurter Buchmesse Festival. As an extension of already popular events like OPEN BOOKS, the city's reading festival, you can experience exciting presentations of literature and stories at unique venues and special locations.

BOOKFEST der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Apply now until 30 April 2019: BOOKFEST Call for Participation

If Frankfurt celebrates stories, yours must be part of it: publishers and partners can now host an individual event at the BOOKFEST 2019. Simply fill in the form, describe the event idea, be part of it. Good luck!

Submit your idea

The Frankfurt Pavilion at the Agora is a great new venue for storytelling.

The Frankfurt Pavilion, right in the middle of Frankfurter Buchmesse's Agora, is the lively centre of the BOOKFEST. This architectural masterpiece measures 500 square metres of floor space and 6.5 metres in height. Its self-supporting wooden construction is covered with a translucent membrane, which was also used in the Munich Allianz Arena. The internationally renowned Frankfurt architectural office schneider+schumacher is responsible for the design, planning and implementation.

What’s the only thing you need for an inspiring time at the fair? Just one ticket!

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