Trade visitors are welcome
from 14 to 18 October 2015

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We are delighted to see you at the Book Fair again, where you can join us in a wealth of new discoveries, as well as some more familiar experiences. This is where the whole industry gets together in one place. To be precise: 7,200 exhibitors from over 100 countries; around 275,000 visitors and over 9,300 journalists and blogger.

There are many reasons for visiting the Frankfurt Book Fair, because here you:

  • discover new trends and business areas.
  • profit from the best opportunities for further training and networking.
  • find there's no better place for learning and networking.
  • get to know decision makers from across the book, creative and tech industries.
  • gain new inspiration and tap into new target groups.

How to ensure the success of your Book Fair visit

1. Define your objectives
What do you want to achieve at the Frankfurt Book Fair? Are you buying or are you selling? Or building up your network? Plan your activities according to these objectives, using our Online Catalogue.

2. Learn
Under the umbrella of the Business Club, the Frankfurt Book Fair organises many different conferences, as well as a professional programme looking at relevant industry trends. Take advantage of these activities to become more familiar with the market, while widening your network.

3. Benefit from your trade visitor status
Register as a trade visitor before you travel to the Book Fair and you can save yourself valuable time when you are here. You can use our convenient Online Ticketing and you’ll have access to the industry network, the Who’sWho.

4. Arrange appointments
Make your arrangements early to meet important contacts. Devote your talks to the most important topics, as you often won’t have more than 30 minutes for a meeting. When you plan your schedule, be sure to include enough extra time for moving around the exhibition halls.

5. Book travel and accommodation.
Have a look at our new environment-friendly travel offer by coach. Remember to book your travel arrangements as soon as possible and don’t leave it too long to reserve a place to stay. Experienced Book Fair visitors make their travel arrangements no later than six months in advance. Follow this link
Travel and Accommodation

6. Apply for a visa
Please apply for your visa in good time, without fail. The Frankfurt Book Fair’s visa service sends out personal invitations to exhibitors, trade visitors and journalists from countries with a visa requirement. In order to request a letter of invitation before the start of September, please follow this link:

Further Information

Whether you are a librarian, a bookseller, a translator etc., our services will help you to make your business more efficient.

Services for Booksellers

Decide on your trade visitor ticket today

These are the services of the two trade visitor tickets we offer to you:

Trade visitor ticket

Hall opening hours: 14-18 October 2015: 9.00 am - 6.30 pm

  • Standard access to the Frankfurt Book Fair from 9 am
  • Public transport in Frankfurt/Rhine-Main
  • Use of My Book Fair

Pre-reservation for ticket purchase
The trade visitor ticket will be available as of June 2015. Register here to not miss the date:


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Trade visitor ticket BUSINESS

Business Club opening hours: 14-18 October 2015: 8.00 am - 8.00 pm (incl. lounge & meeting areas)

  • Early access to the Frankfurt Book Fair from 8 am
  • Public transport in Frankfurt/Rhine-Main
  • Use of My Book Fair
  • Meeting facilities for your appointments at the Business Club, bookable from September 2015
  • Exclusive access to top-class Business Club events
  • Participation in Business Club networking opportunities
  • Individual consultations with experts
  • The 6-day BUSINESS ticket includes access to the conferences THE MARKETS, International Rights Directors Meeting (both on Tuesday, October 13) and StoryDrive
  • Exclusive working and lounge areas
  • Free coffee and water and daily happy hours in the Business Club
  • Free Wi-Fi access and charging stations
  • Restaurant area with lunch catering
  • Centrally located Business Club cloakroom (Hall 4.0)
  • Free copy of the Exhibitors Catalogue