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From Frankfurt to the world: 72nd Frankfurter Buchmesse goes on the air with 260 hours of programming -

The 72nd Frankfurter Buchmesse – 2020’s Special Edition – is making the international publishing industry’s globe-spanning network visible: The exhibitor directory – an industry catalogue that currently has almost 4,400 entries – includes publishers, literary agents and service providers from over 100 countries. The largest contingent comprises players from the German-speaking world – 1,283 digital exhibitors from Germany, Switzerland (104) and Austria (90) – followed by the UK (418), the US (332), Canada and China (126 each), France (116) and Brazil (67). Smaller territories and countries with less extensive book markets can also be found in the directory, e.g. publishers and organisations from Albania, Brunei, Iraq, Cameroon, Nepal and many other nations.

Over 750 speakers will contribute to shaping the digital programme of Frankfurter Buchmesse - Special Edition in the days to come, including Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo, Edward Snowden, Joshua Wong, Chilly Gonzales and Malakoff Kowalski, Leïla Slimani, Francesca Melandri, Bruno Latour and many others.

The main platform for the events at the Frankfurter Buchmesse – Special Edition is the ARD Book Fair Stage in the Festhalle. That is where some 60 happenings will take place during all five days of the fair – without a live audience, due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Frankfurt and throughout Germany. All events are being streamed at and

The live program at Frankfurter Buchmesse can be found at Here, the highlight for literature fans BOOKFEST digital will also be broadcast live on October 17, 2020 and a total of 70 hours of international conference and professional programming will be streamed from October 12-18, 2020 (direct links:, and Information on the Signals of Hope campaign can be found at The events taking place on the ARD Book Fair Stage will be recorded and streamed at

The Frankfurter Buchmesse exhibitor directory and calendar of events can be accessed at

Frankfurt Rights provides rights managers with access to a digital rights platform that is used by publishers, agents, scouts, film producers, screenwriters and merchandisers. This is where programme directors can find the new titles they are looking for. 2020’s digital offerings can be accessed free of charge until summer 2021.

The press kit can be downloaded from

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