FBM launches new festival

Comics Centre, Frankfurt Book Fair 2009. Photo Frankfurt Book Fair

Frankfurt Book Fair is one of the largest and world’s most prestigious trade fair for books; it will be take place from 10 to 14 October 2018. It is organized by Frankfurter Buchmesse (FBM), a subsidiary of publishers and booksellers association. The 5-day annual event is the world’s most important book fair; it brings with it a range of deals from publishers from across geographies.

This year marks its 70th anniversary. The event will cover all about printed and digital content and the relevant topics for the coming year. In its previous edition, the idea of creating a meeting place for fair visitors, exhibitors and Frankfurt locals in the evening was implemented on a small scale. This time, the book fair will be organized on a larger scale. The organizers plan to conduct interactive events such as poetry slams, talks, cooking events and performances touching a wide range of topics at almost 20 bars and various locations in Frankfurt.

Another highlight of this edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair will be the Frankfurt Pavilion; it is a new emblem of Frankfurt Buchmesse. A 6.5 m tall wodden structure will serve as the main stage for events. Authors and industry experts from around the world will serve as the heart of the book fest. Almost 50 events will be held at the Frankfurt Pavilion with authors and prominent guests, including bestselling authors Paul Beatty, Meg Wolitzer, Maja Lunde, Deniz Yucel, Dimitry Glukhovsky, Cixin Liu, Robert Seethaler and German musician Udo Lindenberg. On 14 October 2018, the pavilion will host events for families and children.

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