France presented under the motto "Francfort en français" / "Frankfurt in French" on over 2,500 sq meters in the Guest of Honour pavilion at Frankfurter Buchmesse. Thousands of visitors were impressed by the varied daily programme and experienced French literature and culture first-hand.
The mottos and logos of past Guest of Honours 1988-2015:
“This is what we share” was the slogan of the Guest of Honour 2016. Within the various exhibition halls, 144 Dutch and Flemish publishers exhibited over an area of 1,612 square metres. The international book exhibition “Books on Flanders & the Netherlands”, organised by Frankfurter Buchmesse and shown in the Guest of Honour pavilion, gathered 750 titles from 180 publishers and 26 countries.
"17,000 Islands of Imagination" was the slogan of the Guest of Honour 2015. The international book exhibition "Books on Indonesia" featured some 850 translations of titles from and to the Indonesian from 180 publishers and 30 countries. Indonesian publishers were present at the fair with a 340-square-meter collective stand in Hall 4.0 as well as with events related to children’s books, comic books, art/design, education and gourmet living.
„Finnland. Cool.“ was the slogan of the Guest of Honour 2014.
60 German-language publishers acquired 215 Finnish titles in the programme. The international book exhibition “Books on Finland” displayed translations of titles from and for Finland – a total of 950 books published by 245 publishers in 35 countries.
„Brazil – A land full of voices“ was the slogan of the Guest of Honour 2013. 130 German publishers presented more than 335 new releases, including 117 fiction titles in their programmes. The international book exhibition "Books on Brazil" was on display in the Guest of Honour pavilion and presented 1060 books from and about Brazil from 309 publishers and 24 countries.