Bologna Children's Book Fair

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Dates of the next edition are not yet known


The children's publishing industry is in bloom. As the largest exhibition of its kind, the globally renowned BCBF in Italy reflects the progress made so far, as well as the challenges and possibilities of tomorrow. Bologna Children's Book Fair will soon celebrate 60 years of international success.

The 59th edition of BCBF brought 1070 exhibitors and 21,432 trade visitors to Bologna Fiera. With 250+ events at BCBF and 100+ related events in Bologna, participants had a variety of options to connect and exchange ideas. Products and services from 90 countries were presented during the prestigious book fair, including more than 1000 original illustrations.

Who can you meet there

Bologna Children's Book Fair encourages international dialogue and collaboration, and provides an excellent atmosphere for meetings. Publishers and illustrators from around the world put the fair on their agenda every year and attend, among other events, BCBF's Illustrators’ Exhibition, the popularIllustration for Children. The Best of Italy and most recently,The Children-Spectators competition.

The book fair attracts authors and literary agents, critics, editorial directors and consultants, licensors, distributors, app developers and audiobook professionals. Independent booksellers, packagers, printers, teachers and librarians also find networking opportunities at Bologna Children's Book Fair.

Past editions

Quick info

Organiser:BolognaFiere S.p.a
Also called:BCBF
Frequency:every year
Next Edition:Bologna Children's Book Fair 2023
Sectors: Books | Prints | Libraries
Website:Bologna Children's Book Fair
Visitors:Tickets for Bologna Children's Book Fair
Exhibitors:Exhibitor registration
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Important facts

  • 1070 BCBF exhibitors in 2021
  • over 90 represented countries
  • 21,432 visitors
  • close to 40% international visitors
  • over 300 journalists
  • collaboration between Bologna Children's Book Fair and events in New York and Shanghai

Next editions

Bologna Children's Book Fair 2023

Dates are not known yet
Bologna Fiera
Trade fair location
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Bologna Fiera

Via della Fiera, 20, Bologna, Italy
Coordinates: 44.51137 , 11.36356
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