Tradition and modernity. Culture as a meeting place

Proud of the past with an eye to the future: From 16 to 20 October 2024, Italy will be the Guest of Honour at the International Frankfurt Book Fair. The last time this was the case was in 1988. At that time, being the guest country represented the culmination of a golden era in Italian literature.

Looking back on its glorious past, but equally determined to always look forward, Italy is once again preparing to become a host country, with a motto that represents the secret of its success: “Roots in the future”.

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Events

Testo

Destination Frankfurt: the “Testo” book fair stop

Italy Guest of Honour took part in the debate “Promozione della letteratura italiana e della lettura” (“Promotion of Italian Literature and Reading”), with a speech by Commissioner Mauro Mazza.
La Nuvola - Nuovo Centro Congressi

Destination Frankfurt: Book promotion: What matters really? Newspapers, TV, web, events...

Panel on literary promotion strategies hosted at Italy’s fair dedicated to independent publishing “Più libri, più liberi”.
Italy Slovenia border

Italy-Slovenia: Geographical neighbours, cultural neighbours

The two countries strengthen their friendship in the handover ceremony as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Press conference

Destination Frankfurt. Italian's journey to 2024

Press conference to present the motto and logo chosen for the Italian participation as Guest of Honour at the 76th edition.
News

News

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Open book in a library
News

Destination Frankfurt. Rereading tomorrow.

Reading with your eyes, reading with your ears, smelling the paper or travelling light – a whole cultural baggage in just a few grammes of an e-reader?
Claudia Roth, Minister of State for Culture and Media of the Federal Republic of Germany, meets Italian Minister of Culture Gennaro Sangiuliano in Rome
Meeting

Claudia Roth, Minister of State for Culture and Media of the Federal Republic of Germany, meets Italian Minister of Culture Gennaro Sangiuliano in Rome

Italy's participation as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair was high on the agenda of the culture ministers' meeting.
Juergen Boos, director of the Frankfurt Book Fair
Interview

Vorfreude - Looking forward to Italy as the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2024

Radio Berlin Brandenburg rbb24 spoke to the director of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Jürgen Boos, and Lucia de Luca from the Guest of Honour Committee.
Panel_Loretta Cavaricci; Mauro Mazza; Juergen Boos; Annamaria Malato; Giorgio Zanchini; Roberta Scorranese
Roma
Conference

Book fairs. Literally, the great meeting places

People who love and work with books agree: in an increasingly digital world, the irreplaceable value of trade fairs is still experience. 
Italy and Germany: fully aligned in the development of cultural relations
Press release

Italy and Germany: fully aligned in the development of cultural relations

The meeting between Gennaro Sangiuliano, Italian Minister of Culture, and Hans-Dieter Lucas, German Ambassador in Rome, was an opportunity to underline the strong development of cultural relations between Italy and Germany.
Francesca Dego
Music

From Bach to Bacewicz, via Paganini - a musical journey through the history of the violin

Francesca Dego is one of the most acclaimed violinists on the international scene. Raised among books and music, daughter of the writer and poet Giuliano Dego and herself the author of the book “Tra le note. Classical: 24 keys to interpretation” (Mondadori 2019), she is the ideal cast to provide the musical frame during the handover ceremony.
Ehrengast Slowenien überreicht die GastRolle an Italien, Ehrengast der Frankfurter Buchmesse 2024
Press release

Slovenia presents GuestScroll to Italy, Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2024

As Guest of Honour at this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse (18-22 October 2023), Slovenia spent five days celebrating its literature and culture, both on the fairgrounds and throughout the city of Frankfurt.
Stefano Boeri
Interview

Encounter and surprise, the concept of “piazza” will represent Italy at the 2024 Frankfurt Book Fair

A place of identity par excellence, the concept of the piazza will inspire the Studio Boeri's team to represent Italy's presence in Frankfurt in 2024.
Faszination, Wissenschaft, Schönheit: Italien präsentiert sich als Ehrengast der Frankfurter Buchmesse 2024
Press release

Wonder, science, beauty - Italy presents itself as Guest of Honour for the 2024 edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair

Italy will be the Guest of Honour at the next Frankfurt Book Fair, publishing’s most prestigious international showcase, after its first presentation 36 years ago.