Frankfurt Book Fair

Oct 20, 2021 - Oct 24, 2021 
Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1

Frankfurt Book Fair 2021 will be held on 20 – 24 October. After the leading international book trade show had to organise a special edition in response to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021 dates will mark a return to its traditional format at Messe Frankfurt. In 2021, the appointment will coincide with the premier music industry event Musikmesse. The two platforms will cooperate through Frankfurt Book Fair’s creative hub THE ARTS+.

Frankfurt Book Fair participants receive unique B2B and B2C opportunities. The first three days of the event are exclusive to the publishing industry. With the participation of over 7,000 exhibitors, the fair becomes the biggest international platform for the trade of rights and licenses. Its last two days open to the public, raising the visitor number for each edition to over 300,000 people and offering thousands of initiatives that turn Frankfurter Buchmesse into a colossal social and cultural event.

Frankfurt Book Fair 2021 will once again bring together publishing professionals from around the globe and allow them to meet with potential clients and partners from related cultural industries and the technological sector, sparking new business models and innovative creative approaches. An extensive conference schedule will offer key insights and inspiration, while the Guest of Honour country Canada, whose participation was postponed from 2020, will present its book market and literature scene with a diverse programme.

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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 2021

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.

quick info

Organiser:Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH
Also called:Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021
Frequency:every year
Next Edition:Frankfurt Book Fair 2022
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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