The 2023 Frankfurt Book Fair

Our outlook for the most important days of the year in the publishing industry

And the story goes on: For the 75th time, Frankfurter Buchmesse will open its doors from 18 - 22 October 2023 to celebrate exciting stories and their authors. This year’s Guest of Honour, Slovenia, will present itself not only as an attractive destination for travel, but also a country with a long-standing literary tradition. Cultural-political debates will again take place in the Frankfurt Pavilion on the Agora, which has received multiple awards for its architecture.

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Spend the night October 20 to 21 or 21 to 22 in an Orange or Orange Plus double room, organic breakfast included. By taking the U5 (Musterschule stop), you can be at the trade fair grounds in just 10 minutes.

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Tickets and hours of operation of the Book Fair

Days exclusively for trade visitors: October 18 to 20,  2023
Days for trade and private visitors: October 20 to 22, 2023
You can find prices and more information here:

Which publishing houses will be exhibitors?

More than 4,000 exhibitors from over 80 countries and numerous high-profile guests are expected in Frankfurt. All major German and international publishing groups have already registered. 

Click here for the hall plan of the Frankfurt Book Fair  

Click here for the exhibitor directory of the Frankfurt Book Fair

Slovenia as the guest of honor

At Frankfurter Buchmesse 2023, Guest of Honour Slovenia will present its multi-facetted literary treasures as a “Honeycomb of Words”. Discover the variety of Slovenian literature and culture!

Public events and BOOKFEST city

As in previous years, the Frankfurt Book Fair will present a program packed with inspiration and exciting interactions in 2023. The on-site author readings are very popular with the Book Fair’s audience of readers and are always well attended. 

Meet the Author area  

The Meet the Author area in Hall 4.1 is the new event location for informal interactions between authors and fans. Verena Pooth, Sasha, Elke Heidenreich, Susanne Fröhlich, Guido Maria Kretschmer and many others will be present at the area’s four tables for signings and selfies. 

Details on Public events and BOOKFEST city

From its beginnings in the years following the war until today, Frankfurter Buchmesse has stood for democratic exchange and for interactions in a peaceful and safe environment. We are the democracy fair.

Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurt Book Fair

Villa Orange has excellent transportation connections. You can get to events around the city and the trade fair grounds very quickly and easily by bus, subway, and streetcar. We hope you enjoy your adventures in the world of books in Frankfurt. Book your accommodations now!


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