The most important industry event of the year:
11 - 15 October 2017

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 than during these five days in October.

  • Positive visitor numbers
    Once more the Frankfurt Book Fair has seen an increase in attendance numbers, reaching a total of 277,000 visitors in 2016. On the trade visitor days, this amounted to a 1.3 per cent gain. With over 4,000 registered events visitors could choose from a great variety of readings, discussions and presentations.

  • The political fair
    The book fair has always been a place for political appeals and discussions which reflect the current social tensions. At the centre of the debates in 2016 were Europe and the defence of freedom of speech.

  • New format: THE ARTS+
    With THE ARTS+ a new focus has been created for the creative industries at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Across 2,000 square metres visitors could experience virtual reality and 3-D art, visit museum and creative hubs and learn all about digital platforms.

  • Rights Business: LitAg und Publishers Rights Corner
    With 700 literary agents from 300 agencies the Literary Agents and Scouts Centre (LitAg) has once more set a new record in 2016. The new Publishers Rights Corner created a central meeting point for rights departments and agencies on the Tuesday before the official opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

  • Business Club
    In its third year of existence, the Business Club has established itself as an exclusive work centre and the ideal place for networking. More than 3,400 visitors from 74 countries made use of the Business Club in 2016. Across the five days, it hosted 45 events with some 150 invited experts.

Photos of the 68th Frankfurt Book Fair

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