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Bologna Children's Book Fair

Bologna Children's Book Fair

Bologna, Italy
Books, Paper, Printing, Graphic Design
Bologna Fiere
1 year

Covid-19 & Bologna Children's Book Fair

The in-person edition of the Bologna Children's Book Fair will take place between 06-09.03.2023. 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.  


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.




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.

Audience and statistics

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.

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Past Editions of the Bologna Children's Book Fair

Edition 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.

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How to get to Bologna Children's Book Fair
On foot
On foot:

Not advisable when travelling from Bologna Airport (BLQ)

35 mins when travelling from Bologna Centrale Station

By car
By car:

10 mins when travelling from Bologna Airport (BLQ)

5 mins when travelling from Bologna Centrale Station

By public transport
By public transport:

50 mins when travelling from Bologna Airport (BLQ)

15 mins when travelling from Bologna Centrale Station

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