The Frankfurter Buchmesse (FBM) is the world’s largest trade fair for books, based both on the number of publishing companies represented, and the number of visitors as well as an outstanding social and cultural event. The annual fair was founded in 1949 and is open to trade visitors. It is considered to be the most important book fair in the world for international deals and trading. For five days, publishing experts, writers and cultural enthusiasts from all over the world come together at the fair in Frankfurt. The Frankfurt Book Fair is held 10 to 14 October. The first three days are restricted exclusively to professional visitors; the general public attend the fair on the weekend. There is no better place to make new discoveries than at Frankfurter Buchmesse. Meet your favourite authors, see countless celebrities, learn more about innovative technologies, and cosy up to world literature. There’s always something going on at Frankfurter Buchmesse. The Frankfurt fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse) is now primarily for people in the industries surrounding books, although it does have some more layman-accessible events, such as its award for the oddest book title of the year. The fair is organised by Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH, a subsidiary of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association.
- Deutsches Weinlesefest, Germany : Till 15th October
- Wiener Wiesn-Fest, Vienna : Till 14th October