Welcome to Art & Design


Like every city, Frankfurt also has an artists’ district where all sorts of interesting people come together: publishers, museum and photo agency representatives, booksellers, designers, collectors, art enthusiasts, writers and many others.
Exhibitors in Hall 4.1 present titles from the fields of art, architecture, design and photography. The autumn’s new literary releases, as well as calendars, facsimiles and valuable unique pieces can also be found.
Here – and only here – you’ll find independent publishers who release new talent and offer sophisticated literature – such as the publishers of the Kurt Wolff Stiftung, for example.

Highlights Art & Design

Spotlight on photography books: the most innovative actors in this sector present their publications. The presentation is accentuated by a supporting programme that includes tours and events pertaining to new developments in the photograühy and photography book markets.


  • DAM Architectural Book Award

The DAM Architectural Book Award is awarded every year by the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), the German Architecture Museum. You can find the shortlist and winning titles at the DAM stand in Hall 4.1. This is also where the most renowned architectural publishers in the world can be found.

  • Book layout and design

The Stiftung Buchkunst displays its award-winning titles from the German and international competitions. The exhibition is rounded off with an event programme for designers, typographers, publishers and students.

Beauty and the Book invites all fair visitors to vote for the most beautifully designed book. The award ceremony will be hel on the Saturday during the fair.

Independent publishers
Small? - Innovative and successful! In this hall, you'll come across numerous independent publishers from the German-speaking world and will discover exciting and surprising content beyond the mainstream. The Kurt Wolff Stiftung and the Arbeitskreis der Jungen Verlage present readings by independent publishers, where you can discover your new favourite authors.

Become an exhibitor or organise an event

Register as an exhibitor 2015 or use one of the event platforms to organise something special for your customers.

Any questions?

+49 (0) 69 2102-0


Target groups

Industry professionals

  • Rights representatives from publishing houses (international)
  • Sales representatives (international, particularly from the Asian region)
  • Booksellers, buyers from museums and libraries
  • Desgners, architects, photographers, illustrators, graphic designers
  • Students in the fields of book design, illustration, photography, architecture, etc.
  • Art collectors, gallerists, curators

Ultimate audience

  • Literary-minded audience
  • Bibliophile audience
  • Book lovers and collectors

Home of the arts at the Frankfurt Book Fair