Come in and start a conversation ...

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... with more than 7.000 international exhibitors, the intermediate book trade, and service providers: The Frankfurt Book Fair continues to be the most important event of the bookselling industry. With a number of exclusive events and offers for the book trade the Fair guarantees a successful start into the new business year.

Our services for you:

  • Member bookstores of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers and Booksellers Association) and of the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) receive two free tickets each.
  • German and international trainees are also entitled to one free ticket each, which you can order here.
  • The Frankfurt Book Fair will help you organise a group trip with discount vouchers, free bus parking passes and informational documents.
  • Decorative materials for bookstores on the theme of the Frankfurt Book Fair and Guest of Honour Flanders & the Netherlands can be ordered free of charge beginning in August.
  • Booksellers receive an exclusive voucher booklet with many offers from our exhibiting publishers.
  • The voucher booklet includes a voucher for a free copy of the Exhibitor Catalogue, which you can pick up at one of the information stands on the exhibition grounds.

Meeting points for booksellers:

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NEW: Bookseller Café (4.0/G 106)
The new meeting point for booksellers from around the world offers room to talk with colleagues and to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the fair. A cloakroom and free wifi are included in the service, and drinks and snacks are also available.


Zentrum Börsenverein (Börsenverein Centre) (3.1/H 65)
Here you can find information about the Börsenverein’s services as well as about the products and services offered by the MVB marketing and publishing service of Buchhandel GmbH and of Buchwert GmbH & Co. KG.

Retail Booksellers Committee (3.1/H 65)
The team of the branch office of the Retail Booksellers Committee will be happy to advise you on any association- or industry-related questions you may have and has an extensive portfolio of topics on hand specifically concerning the retail book trade. This year, we are once again offering our member bookstores free expert advice on questions regarding business management, web presence and legal issues. Interesting specialist talks for booksellers round off your visit to the fair.

Azubistro (Trainee Bistro) (4.1/A 89)
This familiar and popular meeting point once again awaits trainees in publishing and retail bookselling – a place for chatting and debating, and above all for making new contacts. The focus is on sharing experiences and exchanging information – including about professional prospects after completion of one’s training.

Exclusively for booksellers & librarians:
the 2016 voucher booklet

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Today more than ever readers need personalised guidance to enrich their lives with literature. In short: The bookseller – you! – are the mediator between readers and their ideal books. Our exhibiting publishers agree: Over 100 exhibitors look forward to welcoming you at their stands. Their vouchers provide the perfect excuse to strike up a conversation with them.

The Guest of Honour 2016:
Draw attention to your bookstore

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Free decorative materials
Eye-catchers in your window display: posters, bookmarks for new releases, postcard sets and other decorative materials on the theme of the Frankfurt Book Fair and Guest of Honour Flanders & the Netherlands can be ordered free of charge from the webshop.

The most beautiful window display
With the competition “The Most Beautiful Guest of Honour Bookstore”, a weekend in the Belgian city of Antwerp beckons the most beautifully decorated window display on the theme of the Book Fair’s Guest of Honour. Click here for more information.

Support for readings around the Guest of Honour
Would you like to organise your own reading with a Dutch or Flemish author in your bookstore? The Guest of Honour of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 supports selected events with 500 euros each.