Book Fair

18-22 October 2023 HALL 4.1 D76

The seventy-fifth edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse), the largest book fair all over the world, will physically take place this year from 18 to 22 October 2023. The Czech Republic will not be absent from the fair.

The Czech national stand includes a presentation of Czech literature and Czech book culture, prepared on behalf of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic by the Moravian Library in Brno. It acquaints you with the current form and themes of Czech literature through a selection from current book production that has received awards in literary competitions (for example, Magnesia litera, Zlatá stuha). You can see publications from the Most Beautiful Czech Books collection, which received awards in a competition organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Museum of Czech Literature. The exhibition features new books of contemporary Czech prose, poetry, comics and literature for children and youth, as well as new translations supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and books from Milan Kundera’s Library.
At the same time, the national stand offers the current production of some important Czech publishers and printers. Exhibitors will present specialist and popular science books, scientific monographs, encyclopedias, language publications, textbooks, books on art and architecture, children's literature, fiction, science fiction, fantasy books and poetry. 


Program 2023

Nela Rywiková - Ivana Krištofová

21. 10. at 15:30 p.m.
Nela Rywiková and Děti hněvu/Kinder der Wut

Author Nela Rywiková with her German translation of the novel "Children of wrath" (German translation: Kinder der Wut, published by Mitteldeutscher Verlag, 2023, translated by Christina Frankenberg)

  • Location: FBM, Czech national stand 4.1 D76
  • Moderation and Translation: Christina Frankenberg
  • Actor: Laura Richter
Nela Rywiková - Ivana Krištofová

22. 10. at 11:00 a.m.
Nela Rywiková and Děti hněvu/Kinder der Wut

Author Nela Rywiková with her German translation of the novel "Children of wrath" (German translation: Kinder der Wut, published by Mitteldeutscher Verlag, 2023, translated by Christina Frankenberg)

  • Location: bookstore Weltenleser, Oeder Weg 40, 60318 Frankfurt am Main
  • Moderation and Translation: Christina Frankenberg
  • Actor: Laura Richter
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20. 10. at 15:00 p.m.
Ariela Herček (SLO)
Kateřina Honsová (CZ)
Překladatel jako literární profesionál (The translator as a literary professional)

A debate between two female translators about the role of translators and the experiences they gained during their participation in the European CELA project.

  • Location: FBM, Czech national stand 4.1 D76
  • Moderation: Michala Čičváková (Czech Literary Centre) and Kim van Kaam (Artistic Coordination of the CELA project)
  • Language: English

Exhibitors 2023


Since 2006, Česká televize (Czech TV) has been engaged in its own publishing activities under the brand Edice ČT in an effort to bring popular programs and important personalities associated with ČT to viewers on DVD or in the form of books. Our broad portfolio includes children's books, lifestyle magazines and cookbooks, fiction, travelogues, journalism, documentary series.

Na Hřebenech II 1132/4, 140 70 Prague 4

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ICE MUSIC publisher

ICE MUSIC publisher introduces a new book by Jonas Ledecky Loveseal - a book dedicated not only to children, thanks to amazing pictures which everyone has to admire this book.

Haštalská 795/1, 110 00 Prague 1 


Baobab, an alternative publisher of children's illustrated books, is dedicated to publishing original texts and interesting translations. In their artistic elaboration, he collaborates with the upcoming generation of artists.

Plavecká 14, 128 00 Prague 2

Euromedia Group

Euromedia Group (EMG) was founded in 1991 and it is one of the largest companies doing business in the Czech book market. It publishes over 700 new titles a year under the following imprints: Kalibr, Ikar, Odeon, Universum, Yoli, Esence, Pragma, Laser, Brána, Listen, Pikola, Témbr and Granit. EMG also owns the largest book distribution network in the Czech Republic, supplying booksellers, bookselling networks, e-shops, and hypermarkets with the production of the majority of Czech publishers.

Nádražní 896/30, 150 00 Prague 5

FINIDR, s.r.o.

FINIDR s.r.o. printing house is one of the biggest producers of hardback and paperback books in Central Europe. The main reasons for our successful long-term cooperation with many leading domestic as well as European publishers are: individual approach to customers, flexibility, customer service in 5 languages, favourable prices, short-term execution of orders and deliveries, top quality and 29 years long tradition.

Lípová 1965, 737 01 Český Těšín


Fraus Publishing is the biggest Czech educational publishing house, ranking among leading advocates of interactive education in the Czech Republic. It provides a complete ‘system in education’ including printed textbooks, electronic documents, educational portal, online exercising, pupil comparative tests and subsequent evaluation and a program of further education for educators from all the schooling system levels – primary and secondary schools as well as schools of languages.

Ed. Beneše 72, 301 00 Plzeň

HOST Publishers, s.r.o.

Host is one of the largest independent publishing houses in the Czech Republic, established nearly 30 years ago. Host currently publishes about 150 titles annually, in genres including general fiction, SF and fantasy, crime fiction, thrillers, children’s literature, popular science, specialist literature, poetry. Host Czech authors are among the top performers in the Czech Republic – in terms of copies sold, awards won, reception by critics and readers alike, and a number of translations.

Radlas 5, 602 00 Brno


INFOA is a wholly independent publishing house based in the Czech Republic, which is dedicated to producing quality language and children’s materials. Founded in 1992, the company has enjoyed steady, rapid growth and currently has a list of over 2000 titles. INFOA language titles cater for both adult learners and children, at a wide range of levels and languages. In addition INFOA's list includes children's board books, activity books, guides and colouring books for children as well as adults.

Nová 141, 789 72 Dubicko


Karolinum Press, part of Charles University, publishes scholarly monographs, journals, and textbooks. Our independent series present prestigious publications on the history and art history, language textbooks, and disciplinary and interdisciplinary series, including translations of foreign books focusing on literary science, history of culture, linguistics, and philosophy. Our special projects include books on Prague and Modern Czech Classics, particularly foreign languages translations.

Ovocný trh 560/5, 116 36 Prague 1

LINGEA, s.r.o.

Lingea s.r.o. has been developing language applications and creating its own language titles since 1997 as a software company, publishing house and translation agency. We operate in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, and Slovenia. Our range contains over 500 printed titles. We are also a leading supplier of language technologies and a partner of renowned world publishers such as HarperCollins Publishers, Pearson Education, Oxford University Press, Robert, and others. Our applications are used by customers in Europe, the USA, Brazil, Mexico, China, and Korea. Languages are truly our hobby and we enjoy breaking new ground and embarking on unprecedented projects. That is why we focus not only on English and major world languages but we also develop and publish books dedicated to minor languages of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. These also include a remarkable varied series of phrase books for over 50 languages. Lingea is a modern company working in a modern way using the latest technologies and our dictionaries are also created in a slightly different manner. They are based on our own unique multilingual database that we keep expanding and updating. Thus every new edition of a given title is truly a new and revised version.

Vackova 9, 612 00 Brno


Masaryk University Press is one of the largest academic publishers in the Czech Republic. We publish over 300 books as well as 54 scientific journals annually. We specialize in scientific and professional literature, from purely academic to popular science non-fiction books. All manuscripts submitted for publication are reviewed thoroughly.

Rybkova 19, 602 00 Brno


The Publishing Department is a special-purpose facility administering National Gallery Prague’s publishing activity in close cooperation with art historians, curators, lecturers, collections, and the Gallery’s library. The department’s expert output is determined by its specialist focus. Apart from traditional printed matter—exhibition catalogues, collection inventories, guides, professional journals, conference proceedings, artist monographs—we also publish specialist books about art and related fields (art theory and philosophy, museology, art history archives, etc.), books introducing the Gallery’s collections, and children’s books. Increased output by National Gallery staff (exhibitions, research, education, etc.) has also effected a substantial increase in the Department’s book production over the past few years. Books are published in foreign-language mutations, making them suitable items for interlibrary publication exchange, and presenting the Gallery as a developed institution.

Staroměstské nám. 12, 110 15 Prague 1 


The Labyrint publishing focuses on art books, fiction, and comics. The sublabel RAKETA is dedicated to children’s books. Labyrint also publishes RAKETA, an original children’s magazine.

Dittrichova 5, 120 00 Prague 2

Svět knihy

Company founded by the Association of Czech Booksellers and Publishers. Its main activity is the organisation of the annual Book World Prague Fair, the promotion of books and literature and export of Czech books.

Fügnerovo nám. 1808/3, 120 00 Prague 2


VUTIUM Press is an academic publishing house of the Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic. Since its foundation in 1996, it has been focusing on publishing university textbooks and technical literature, as well as books on art and architecture. The publications of VUTIUM Press have been awarded for high professional standards as well as for high-quality graphic design.

Kolejní 4, 612 00 Brno

A history of participation
at the book fair

Participation at the Frankfurt Book Fair dates back to 2017. You can also take a brief look at previous years.

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