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Bologna Children's Book Fair

( 6 March 2023 - 9 March 2023 )
Location: Italy , Bologna
Organizer: Bologna Fiere

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Fiera Bologna is preparing for the 2023 edition of the Bologna Children's Book Fair. The event is set to take place between March 6th–March 9th, 2023. Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2023 will be held in the absence of Covid-19 prevention measures. This is due to the removal of the country’s pandemic-related restrictions.


The Bologna Children's Book Fair (BCBF) is one of the publishing industry’s leading trade fairs. It is an annual event that takes place in Fiera Bologna. It attracts diverse participants, such as publishers, authors, translators, and literary agents. Digital media experts, teachers, critics, and distributors also attend the fair. Additionally, editorial directors, consultants, app developers, and audiobook professionals take part. Booksellers, packagers, printers, librarians, and end users attend the fair. This results in a participation rate of over 1,000 exhibitors from 90 countries. Additionally, the fair receives over 20,000 visitors. This includes one record-setting rendition, which featured over 75,000 attendees. The BCBF is a trade fair that provides over 250 sub-events. They enable participants to achieve goals such as exchanging ideas, networking, showcasing products, and earning recognition.

About the Bologna Children's Book Fair

Various sectors attend the BCBF. These include libraries, books, publishing, and printing segments. The education, hobbies, gaming, mass media, IT, services, and health industries also attend. The event features a diversity of sub-events. Examples include various awards, such as the Bologna Ragazzi Award and Bologna Ragazzi Cross Media Award. The fair also includes exhibitions such as Illustrations and Books on the Move. Attendees can also visit the Illustrators, Translators Centre, Comics Corner, Booksellers Lounge, Literary Agents, and Teachers' focus zones. The fair also presents the wares of leading companies such as Hasbro, HarperCollins Publishers, and LEGO® Books. Featured are also companies such as Lonely Planet, Oxford University Press, PONS GmbH, Curtis Brown, Writers House, and The Bent Agency.

Bologna Children's Book Fair Accommodation

Seek hotels for BCBF before all the good deals are taken and land your dream price with Travel 2 Fairs Ltd. Tell us how many rooms you need, how much you are willing to spend, and where you want to be located. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd manages the rest. Book hotels close to Fiera Bologna and gain valuable access to public transport. We can inform you of the best routes to take to the venue. Apart from affordable hotel accommodation for exhibitions, we also provide transport services. One way to travel to your hotel is to have a rent-a-car wait for you at the airport. Another is to schedule an airport transfer in both directions.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), trade fair and event information may be obsolete. You can get more information from the organiser.

Past Editions


The 2022 edition of BCBF took place as an in-person event at the Fiera Bologna. The hosting dates were set between 21.03.2022 and 24.03.2022. Covid-19 safety measures were implemented at the venue. This included attendees needing to show 3G entry documents, such as proof of recovery. The edition received 1,070 exhibitors from 90 countries and 21,432 visitors. Over 300 journalists also attended the edition, which marked the successful restart of the event.

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