Skip to main content

67 days to go

Plan your visit to the fair

Two woman having a funny conversation

The same holds true in 2020: Don't miss out!

At the exhibition site, in the city, virtually worldwide.

All together now – at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020

The international publishing industry and culture fans all over the world are looking forward to October this year: because Frankfurter Buchmesse is taking place! In these unique times, it will be a Special Edition at the exhibition site with a comprehensive hygiene concept and, for the first time, with an extensive digital offering, which can be used free of charge worldwide from wherever you are.

Don't miss out! We’re looking forward to you joining.

The Frankfurter Buchmesse Ticket Shop opens in August 2020.

Besucher auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Don't miss the opening of the Ticket Shop!

Subscribe now to our newsletter for up-to-date information about the start of ticket sales in 2020.

Subscribe now

New digital formats for trade visitors

For this year's Special Edition of Frankfurter Buchmesse, we have expanded the functions of existing digital formats, and have developed a range of new virtual offerings, which you, as a trade visitor, can use free of charge.

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 Frankfurt Conference

Frankfurt Conference

Four days of concentrated professional expertise: our virtual conference programme features discussions, Q&A sessions, and brief lectures with international experts, as well as opportunities to interact and make new contacts.

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 Matchmaking

Matchmaking tool

Find and get in touch with valuable business contacts, and receive customised contact recommendations. In addition, you can conduct a targeted search for contacts according to specific subject areas or regions.

At a glance: Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020

Culture is relevant. Literature is relevant. Especially now. That is why Frankfurter Buchmesse is going forward – in a special form: partly live at the exhibition site and in the city, and partly with new digital formats.

BOOKFEST 2020 – in the city and at home worldwide

Frankfurter Buchmesse’s BOOKFEST is also being held this year as a Special Edition: all over town as BOOKFEST city, and for the first time also virtually as BOOKFEST digital. But whether live or digital – what stays the same is an outstanding live programme packed with culture, ideas and great stories.



BIGGER, BETTER, BOOKFEST! For BOOKFEST city, exciting events will be held during all five days of the fair, spread out across numerous locations all over Frankfurt. Meet fascinating artists as well as your favourite authors: at creative performances and readings, poetry slams, engaging discussions, and much, much more.

BOOKFEST digital

BOOKFEST digital

Save the date! On 17 October 2020, the all-new BOOKFEST digital presents a unique virtual show of culture, which will be shared by fans all over the world. From Asia to Europe and all the way to America. Bring the BOOKFEST feeling home via YouTube, Facebook or the Frankfurter Buchmesse website – all free of charge.

Good to know

App der Frankfurter Buchmesse


Always app-to-date: with the Frankfurter Buchmesse app. Including all events and exhibitors, along with a personal favourites list, personal calendar, interactive hall plan, and practical information about the fair.



This is where trade and private visitors can find a wealth of practical tips and key information for their visit to the fair, e.g. how to prepare for the fair, travel recommendations, and accessibility at the exhibition site.

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 Mindestabstand

Hygiene concept

Safety first! Our top priority is the health of all our exhibitors, visitors, and exhibition site personnel. To this end, we have developed a detailed health and hygiene concept, which is constantly being updated to meet the currently applicable protective regulations of the State of Hesse.

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 hall plan

This year's motto: more room for everyone! Here you will find an overview of all the fair halls and their thematic areas.