Visit the Frankfurt Book Fair from
19 - 23 October 2016

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The first three Fair days are for trade visitors only. On the weekend we open our doors for all those interested in books and media. More than 270,000 people know exactly where they will be come October. Each year around 7,103 exhibitors present their products and meet new business partners.

  • Trade Visitors: Whether you are a bookseller, translator, librarian, educator or student, we have all the information for you. Services for trade visitors

  • Private Visitors: On the weekend the Book Fair is open to all visitors. Get all the information here: Services for private visitors

Guide for authors

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You’re an author or self-publisher and want to present your first book at your own stand at the Fair? Use our how-to guide for authors!

Guide for authors


FRANKFURT CARD – Have a good trip!

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The Frankfurt Card is available for individuals as well as groups of up to five persons. It provides holders with free and unlimited use of Frankfurt's public transport system (City Districts and Airport) while also offering them various discounts at participating recreational facilities and cultural establishments, retail stores and restaurants. There's also a special offer for visitors of the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair:

Order your Frankfurt Card right here and take advantage of a 20 % price reduction*! Simply enter the appropriate discount code for the desired version:

  • Frankfurt Card 1-day: Buchmesse 2016 1T
  • Frankfurt Card 2-day: Buchmesse 2016 2T
  • Frankfurt Card Group 1-day: Buchmesse 2016 G1
  • Frankfurt Card Group 2-day: Buchmesse 2016 G2

This offer is limited to 1,000 Frankfurt Cards and valid for the duration of the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair only.


Restaurant Guide of Messe Frankfurt

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Feeling a bit peckish? The practical Restaurant Guide of Messe Frankfurt will help you find the right restaurant for you and your company during the Frankfurt Book Fair 2016.
To the Restaurant Guide

The Info centre - the one stop for all your questions

Are you planning to visit the Frankfurt Book Fair 2016?
Then visit our Information Centre and find out all you need to know, like:


Exciting stories and interviews. Tips for your fair preparation. Read the Countdown!

Get prepared for the Frankfurt Book Fair 2016:

Arts & Crafts Market at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Admire and acquire high-quality one-of-a-kind items in the outdoor area in front of Hall 4.0 North This year, once again browse the arts and crafts scene’s wide range of styles. No piece is like any other: Here, you’ll find high-quality items made of wood, metal, glass, stone and paper, as well as textile art and jewellery stands. And, unlike in the exhibition halls, here you can also buy your favourite pieces directly from the artists. Stop by and admire these arts and crafts up close!

Opening hours
From Wednesday, 19 October at 9:00 a.m. to Sunday, 23 October at 5:30 p.m.

The Book Fair 2015 in numbers:

How many exhibitors came to Frankfurt in 2015? Which countries were present? How many events took place and how were they evaluated? Learn this and more in our ...

Facts & Figures 2015

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