Frankfurt Book Fair

Frankfurt Book Fair is the largest book fair in the world. Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse) has around 7,300 exhibitors and features over 4,000 events. The first Frankfurt Book Fair happened in 1949, when 205 German exhibitors met in the Paulskirche in Frankfurt for the first post-war book fair.

Frankfurt history related with publishing goes back further: in the 15th century, Johannes Gutenberg invented book printing just a few kilometers from Frankfurt. 

Frankfurt Book Fair takes place every year, after summer, in Messe Frankfurt. Frankfurt Messe has 367,000 m² of hall area and more than 96,000 m² of free space, being one of the largest spaces for exhibits and conventions in the world.

Taschen stand in Frankfurt Book Fair 2018

More than 250,000 visitors visit Frankfurt Book Fair every year to visit exhibitors from over 100 countries. There are two types of visitors: trade visitors and public visitors. Trade visitors can visit the book fair during the five days the event lasts, while public visitors can only visit the fair on the weekend. More than half of the visitors of the Frankfurt Book Fair are trade visitors, however, the number of public visitors is increasing and in 2017, a record of public visitors was achieved. According to the organization of the Frankfurt Book Fair, in 2017, 172,084 trade visitors and 114,341 general public visitors.