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Bologna Children's Book Fair

(21 March 2022 - 24 March 2022 )
Venue: Bologna Fiera
Location: Italy , Bologna
Organizer: Bologna Fiere

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COVID Update

Organisers have cancelled the in-person edition of Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2021 due to the uncertainty and risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic. However, this doesn’t mean you will miss anything because organisers are bringing a packed digital program from June 14th until June 17th.

This will keep the conversation going while Fiere Bologna is preparing for a physical edition in 2022. You can start planning your visit for March 21st – March 24th, 2022. Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2022 will be held amidst a strict COVID-19 prevention plan at the exhibition grounds. You can expect only the highest standards for hygiene. 

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Bologna Children's Book Fair is where you come to learn about the latest publishing trends in children’s literature, both at home and around the world. The book fair is a world-class event with big clout and excellent opportunities to sell rights and break into new publishing markets. The fair is scheduled every single year during springtime to kick off the year on a powerful start. Based in Bologna, Italy, each edition runs for a total of four days at Bologna Fiere. Children’s literature goes hand in hand with illustration, which is why a great part of Bologna Children's Book Fair is devoted to illustrators. Authors make appearances to connect with industry professionals and also launch new titles alongside their publishers. 

Business Profile 

There are multiple opportunities to consider in making money at Bologna Children's Book Fair. Yes, there are rights and illustrations to sell, but also licensing and multi-media as well. The fair attracts a large crowd coming from every corner of the publishing industry such as literary agents, translators, licensors and licensees, illustrators, mobile developers, graphic designers, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, teachers and librarians. So who are the publishers and other exhibitors at the book fair? Alice Jeunesse, PICUS, Ballon Media, Ediciones Liebre, Somebooks and Panamericana Editorial are only some of the names involved. Of course, you have a good number of European exhibitors and visitors from Italy, Belgium, Germany, Austria, France and Croatia, but also presence from South Korea, Chile, the Ivory Coast, India and New Zealand. 

Did You Know? 

The Bologna Children's Book Fair is where 32 awards are handed out each year, which makes the book fair a lively and competitive space for publisher. Perhaps most important and coveted of all awards is the Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publisher of the Year. Another thing to note here is that the book fair does a lot to facilitate business and connect professionals together. Some of these efforts and ventures can be seen in special features such as BolognaBookPlus. It is aimed at the wider publishing industry including a copyright training course and a translation workshop. Visitors can also benefit from an all-digital platform called Open Up – The BCBF Skill Box, which aims to connect and educate professionals from all corners of the world. 

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