German Design Award Special 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse

Ideas that move the world

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Plan your visit to the fair 2019 now

Frankfurter Buchmesse is the most important marketplace worldwide for printed and digital content and a great social and cultural event. In October, publishing experts, writers, players from the creative industry and culture enthusiasts from across the world will meet here to network, discuss, negotiate, make decisions, to marvel and celebrate. Frankfurt becomes the worldwide hub of the media and publishing industry in October, with ground-breaking contracts, innovative technologies and world literature you can touch. Secure your ticket for Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019. Our ticket shop is open.

For every Fair Experience the right Ticket

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

Private Visitor Ticket

Packed with more authors, content, stars and events than you can imagine. Meet your favourite authors, discover the next bestsellers before anyone else, and enjoy an exciting atmosphere full of creativity.

from € 22.‒

Trade Visitor Ticket

Everything’s ready for your business at the world’s most important market for printed and digital content. Network with experts from the publishing and digital tech industries, and from creative industries like film and games.

from € 53.‒

Business Ticket

The premium upgrade for trade visitors: Benefit from longer access to the fair and access the exclusive Business Club Lounge with many premium services, such as the concierge service, a separate cloakroom, individually bookable meeting areas, Business Breakfasts, Lunch and the Happy Hour with the option to invite up to 3 guests. Extend your network and your knowledge at international matchmaking sessions in the Business Club and all conferences at Frankfurter Buchmesse.

from € 450.‒


Frankfurter Buchmesse stays active 365 days a year - all around the world. Stay on top of the latest updates in our news area where you can learn about various fair events and sweepstakes or read interviews that cover the most exciting fair topics.

  • Frankfurter Buchmesse - Future Frankfurt: Unser Weg in die Zukunft


    Frankfurter Buchmesse: A Look into the Future

    In this interview the Director of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, Juergen Boos, and its Vice President Marketing & Communications, Katja Böhne, answer some questions about the book fair’s “Future Frankfurt” concept and what it holds in store for exhibitors and visitors.

  • Mary Ellen Bates


    AI will be the transformative technology of the 2020s

    Information Professional Mary Ellen Bates on the unpredictable consequences and benefits of the new technology

Jo Nesbø auf dem BOOKFEST

Exclusive live Event with Jo Nesbø

Only at BOOKFEST: Jo Nesbø will present his new book “Knife: A Harry Hole Novel” in English and German. Catch this mega-author event and benefit from a special discount at the Scandic Hotel in Frankfurt.

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Our Highlights? Beyond Words

At the heart of Frankfurt this October, there will be much more going on than books. There will be printed and digital content, social and cultural events, and many other exciting events that you won’t want to miss.


Hjertelig velkommen, Norge!

Norway is 2019 the Guest of Honour of Frankfurter Buchmesse – the land of big Literature: from the classics of Henrik Ibsen to the modern best-sellers of Jo Nesbø. We very much look forward to experiencing the literature from Europe's far north. Join us on a tour of discovery.


Readings, discussions, performances and much more – throughout the year, there were many exciting events by our Guest of Honour.

Past Guest

Have a look into the past and learn more about the Guest of Honour countries of recent years.

Highlight Audio auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Frankfurt Audio: Your Stories will be heard

The new international marketplace for audio content at Frankfurter Buchmesse offers presentation and event locations to exhibitors, while showcasing the newest products and trends, and providing a networking platform for digital audio content. Take the opportunity to network with industry leaders.

What’s the only thing you need for an inspiring time at the fair?

Just one ticket! Buy it now and visit Frankfurter Buchmesse!