The most important industry event of the year:
19-23 October 2016

There are many reasons to visit the Frankfurt Book Fair – whether as an exhibitor or as a trade or private visitor. Nowhere else does the industry show itself in a more multifaceted, innovative and international light. For these five days in October, it is THE PLACE TO BE.

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Luggage inspections at the
Frankfurt Book Fair

For your safety increased bag inspections will be carried out at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
You can assist us:

Trade Visitors
/ Plan ahead to reach your meetings on time
/ If possible avoid large bags, rucksacks or suitcases

Private Visitors, Families & Groups
/ Bring as few utensils and objects with you as possible
/ Small, foldable bags are best equipped for buying books

Start preparing for the Book Fair 2016:

Some highlights in 2016

    A hub for business in the cultural und creative industries, THE ARTS+ will take place for the first time this year – a fair of its own within Frankfurt Book Fair. The area in Hall 4.1 offers exhibition space, a salon for exclusive talks, a lab for interactive formats, a catwalk-stage for presentations and performances. Kick-off event will be THE ARTS+ conference on 19 October.

  • Conferences and industry dialogue
    In addition to its role as the world’s largest trade fair for content, the Frankfurt Book Fair is also an important platform for the future of the publishing and media industry. High-level conferences such as THE MARKETS and the INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS DIRECTORS MEETING round off the opportunities for advanced professional training offered by the various stages and events.

  • Business networking
    Since 2014, creative visionaries and key economic players from the media industry have been meeting at the Frankfurt Book Fair’s Business Club. With its programme, the Business Club serves as a central meeting point. In addition to making it easier to make new business contacts and appointments, it above all highlights the international character of its speakers and participants, who come from more than 48 countries.


  • Trade Visitor Ticket: Please register on My Book Fair to purchase tickets. By buying your tickets online, you save 30 per cent off normal on-site ticket rates. The one-day trade visitor ticket costs just 45 euros online, and the five-day trade visitor ticket 82 euros.
  • Trade Visitor Ticket Business: Take advantage of the many benefits of the Business Club, participate in THE MARKETS and Frankfurt Rights Meeting conferences, meet with your customers in the exclusive meeting area and network with other industry experts at high-profile events.
  • Private Visitor Ticket: Buy your ticket for the weekend of the fair (22 and 23 October) today to avoid long queues at the ticket counters. We offer access to international publishers, readings, book presentations and many other interesting events.


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