Frankfurt Bookfair - Frankfurter Buchmesse

Frankfurt Bookfair - Frankfurter Buchmesse

Oct 18, 2023Oct 22, 2023
Messegelände, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327
Various prices
Last two days open to the general public

Calling all wordsmiths and savvy writers, this is one event you should not miss out on! Widely recognised as the largest book fair in the world, Frankfurter Buchmesse transforms the city of Frankfurt every October into a mecca for books in all their glory, ranging from digital platforms to magazines, children's books and scientific databases.

This year, the digital portion of the event is richer than ever! Visitors can learn all about the latest trends in publishing, meet some of their favourite authors and publishing houses in person, and there's even a programme for kids

Frankfurter Buchmesse Agora

Frankfurter Buchmesse - More than just a book fair

Founded in 1949, the global book fair is a trade event but opens its doors to the general public on the last two days. Bringing together experts from global publishing houses with key partners from the technology and creative industries, the Frankfurt book fair serves as the main platform for new collaborations.

The book fair covers a massive range of content which is split into different subject groups, ranging from fiction and non-fiction to art, religion, science, tourism and children’s books. As the leading international hub for the book trade, Frankfurter Buchmesse also prides itself on creating a unique cultural and social atmosphere for all its visitors.

The fair typically welcomes around 7.500 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, drawing in over 286.000 visitors from 137 countries to over 4.000 events! 

Frankfurter Buchmesse - Books

Programme highlights for Frankfurter Buchmesse 

Frankfurter Buchmesse is more than just a book and publishing trade fair, hosting a number of events and festivals throughout the week. Here are some of this year’s highlights you should not miss out on:


A sister event to the main book fair, this festival features best-seller readings, poetry slams and taste tests, as well as open discussions in some of Frankfurt’s hottest bars, celebrating the best of storytelling. 


A festival dedicated to highlighting the latest creative and technological developments in the arts, politics and culture sectors, this event aims to create a new world within Frankfurter Buchmesse each year. Expect to learn more about some of the newest trends and cultures and look into the future with the most innovative technologies.

Frankfurt Audio

The new international marketplace for audio content at Frankfurter Buchmesse, this area explores the world of podcasts, audiobooks and more. Showcasing the newest products, trends and content, this is the place to be for all things audio.

Attending Frankfurter Buchmesse

So you have your heart set on attending Frankfurter Buchmesse this October to meet your favourite author in person? Maybe you plan to combine your visit to the trade fair with some sightseeing in Frankfurt? For more details on the complete programme and to buy your tickets, please visit the Frankfurter Buchmesse official website.

Images via Franfurter Buchmesse.