OPEN BOOKS, the event series accompanying the book fair, once again links the Frankfurt Book Fair with the heart of the city. On the days of the fair, publishers will present their latest releases for the fall book market at various locations surrounding the Römerberg. The center is once again the Frankfurter Kunstverein. OPEN BOOKS is hosted by the city for the publishing houses but also for all the residents of Frankfurt, who wish to be part of the largest book fair in the world.

OPEN BOOKS is a project of the Frankfurt am Main Office of Cultural Activities in cooperation with publishers, the Frankfurter Kunstverein, and other venues.

During OPEN BOOKS, from October 9 – 13, 2012, the exhibition “Contact. Artist from Aotearoa/New Zealand” will only be partially on view and there will be no charge for entry. Special opening hours will apply, which correspond with the OPEN BOOKS program of events.