Frankfurt Book Fair

Oct 14, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020 
Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1

Frankfurt Book Fair 2020 (Frankfurter Buchmesse in German) will run on 14 - 18 October. This 72nd edition of the fair will be particularly special, considering the circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic. With the health and safety of exhibitors and visitors at the forefront of their concerns, the organisers of Frankfurter Buchmesse will be providing expanded stand areas and a rich digital programme to ensure that the needs of both on-site and online participants are met.

The global book publishing community, joined by thousands of book lovers, will gather at the literary event in Messe Frankfurt. With Canada being the guest of honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020, the fair will be a celebration of English and French- language literature. As always, it will present invaluable business opportunities through meetings and a myriad of special events.

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The publishing industry has its universal platform - the long-established Frankfurter Buchmesse. Known as Frankfurt Book Fair to its international and multicultural audiences, the event is where professionals discuss ideas, find new trends and content, expand their network and knowledge regarding the novelties in the sector. From 14 to 18 October Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 will welcome over 7450 exhibiting companies and 302,267 visitors. With the increasing focus on international markets in the last few years, it is estimated that the diversity at the next book fair in 2020 will reach new heights.

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What is new for Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020

Everyone attending Frankfurt Book Fair 2020 will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of Canada’s rich culture and literature. As Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Guest of Honour in 2020, Canada will transform the trade fair. A pavilion and attractive programme will be available for participants to get acquainted with Canadian contemporary authors and their works in all genres. The Guest of Honour will present both English and French-language literature for the first time, featuring world-famous authors like Margaret Atwood, Douglas Coupland, Dany Laferrière, Yann Martel, Alice Munro and Michael Ondaatje, along with First Nations authors. The initiative will be supported by both German and Canadian culture institutions. Publishers, agents, authors and translators will also be involved, making Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 an edition to remember.

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Organiser:Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH
Also called:Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020
Frequency:every year
Next Edition:Frankfurt Book Fair 2021
Sectors: Books / Prints / Libraries
Website:Frankfurt Book Fair 
Visitors:Tickets for Frankfurt Book Fair 
Exhibitors:Exhibitor registration 

important facts

  • 7503 exhibitors in 2018
  • 70% international exhibitors
  • 110 represented countries
  • 285,024 visitors
  • 10,000 media representatives
  • 80 events in Buchmesse's Frankfurt Pavilion
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Messe Frankfurt

Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, Frankfurt, Germany
Coordinates: 50.11291, 8.64935

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