Frankfurt Book Fair: celebrating 70 years of success!

This year marks Frankfurt Book Fair’s 70th anniversary. For book fans from all over the world and the international publishing and media industry, it will once again be all about printed and digital content and the relevant topics for the coming year.


The Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair) is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with over 7,300 exhibitors from 102 countries, around 286,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and approximately 10,000 accredited journalists and bloggers in attendance. The show will be held from October 10-14, 2018. The show also gathers key players from other media, including the film and games industries.

Since 1976, the Book Fair has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways. Georgia is the Guest of Honor country this year.

The Frankfurt Book Fair organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs and hosts trade events throughout the year in major international markets. With its Business Club, the Frankfurter Buchmesse offers essential services and an ideal setting for the activities of publishers, entrepreneurs, pioneers, experts and visionaries. The Frankfurter Buchmesse is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association

This year marks the second “Frankfurter Buchmesse Kickoff Run”, a 5K fun run and meetup opportunity for exhibitors and trade visitors of Frankfurter Buchmesse. The run will take place on Sunday, 7 October 2018, at 5 p.m., starting at the clubhouse of the “Frankfurter Ruderverein von 1865” (Alte Brücke, Frankfurt). The race along the river Main is organised by the Frankfurt Book Fair New York in conjunction with Frankfurter Buchmesse and mediacampus frankfurt.

The run benefits Room to Read, a non-profit organisation promoting children’s literacy and girls’ education programmes.

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