It’s time to celebrate books and reading at Bologna Children's Book Fair – the international trade fair dedicated to excellence and imagination in the book publishing industry and multimedia products for children. Held in Bologna, Italy, the book fair is the leader in the sector and offers the richest product lineups that go well beyond just book rights, but extends towards illustrations and multimedia.
Bologna Children's Book Fair 2024
The in-person edition of the Bologna Children's Book Fair will take place between 08.04.2024-11.04.2024. Organisers have assured that comprehensive, up-to-date COVID-19 health and safety measures will be implemented at the event. Among the measures will be the implementation of the social distance policy. Attendants should also note that due to the travel restrictions, they will be asked to show upon arrival documents such as immunisation passports.
Affordable hotel rooms near Bologna Fiere
Trade Fair Trips ltd is an expert when it comes to accommodation for trade fairs and is able to secure your online hotel booking for Bologna Children's Book Fair at the right price. Enjoy great savings and a prime location close to Bologna Fiere.
We have a comprehensive portfolio of services to assist with matters of logistics. If you need to book meeting facilities for presentations or negotiations, we know where to look. You can also request a team to perform your booth installation.
Not advisable when travelling from Bologna Airport (BLQ)
35 mins when travelling from Bologna Centrale Station
10 mins when travelling from Bologna Airport (BLQ)
5 mins when travelling from Bologna Centrale Station
By public transport:
50 mins when travelling from Bologna Airport (BLQ)
15 mins when travelling from Bologna Centrale Station
Hotels near Bologna Children's Book Fair
|Hotel||Stars||Distance to fair||City||Price|
|Best Western Palace Inn Hotel||47.3||Ferrara||from € 236.00 EUR||Book Now|
|Meditur Hotel Bologna||10.8||Bologna||from € 408.00 EUR||Book Now|
|Hotel Lucrezia Borgia||44||Ferrara||from € 222.00 EUR||Book Now|
|Starhotels Excelsior||2.2||Bologna||from € 251.00 EUR||Book Now|
|Art Hotel Orologio||3.1||Bologna||from € 359.00 EUR||Book Now|
|Hotel Brianza||11.5||Bologna||from € 352.00 EUR||Book Now|
|Hotel Il Guercino||1.6||Bologna||from € 337.00 EUR||Book Now|
|NH Bologna Villanova||7.9||Bologna||from € 224.00 EUR||Book Now|
|Hotel Astoria||2.7||Bologna||from € 494.00 EUR||Book Now|
|Aparthotel Sant'Orsola||1.97||Bologna||on request||Request|
Editions take place every single years and Bologna Fiere performs the dual role as the organiser and also the host with a program that spans four days early in spring. Trade visitors can enter the halls from 09:00 am until 18:30 pm. The only exception is the last day, which closes early – 15:00 pm.
Bologna Children's Book Fair enjoys international attention from every professional in children’s publishing and exhibitors have hopes to network with literary agents, translators, licensors and licensees, illustrators, mobile developers, graphic designers, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, teachers and librarians. Each edition has a special guest country, which shines light on local publishing trends and national talent, facilitating valuable cultural. We also don’t want to forget the excellent series of seven conferences that take place. Hearing all this, you must be very motivated to find the right place to stay in Bologna.
Past Editions of the Bologna Children's Book Fair
Bologna Children's Book Fair 2022
BCBF's 2022 edition was hosted as a physical or face-to-face trade fair between the dates 21.03.2022 and 24.03.2022. The hosting location of the event was the Bologna Fiere in Bologna, Italy. The event received 1,070 exhibiting companies, 21,432 trade visitors and more than 300 journalists. To ensure their safety due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the venue included safety measures such as the social distance protocol.
Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2023
BCBF's 2023 rendition also occurred as a hybrid trade fair. The live aspect took place in Fiera Bologna. It did not include Covid-19 safety measures due to the removal of the country's pandemic-related restrictions. The edition featured 1,456 exhibitors from around 90 countries, more than 750 journalists from 33 nations (33% from abroad), and 28,894 visitors. This marked a 35% participation rate increase compared to 2022. BCBF 2023's complementary platform received 2 million views. It was also attended by 800 illustrator specialists from 70 countries and 200 000 attendees, 60% of whom were from abroad. The event furthermore featured a high social media presence as it received 80,000 Facebook, 10,000 LinkedIn, and 90,000 Instagram followers.