The Bologna Children's Book Fair is the world’s leading professional event dedicated to the children's publishing industry attracting over 1,400 exhibitors and around 30,000 visitors from around 80 countries.

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is an industry leading event that has succeeded in bringing together a unique and diverse global audience thanks to over 50 years experience. The result is the world’s premium copyright exchange hub when it comes to publishing  which also extends to current multimedia and licensing businesses for children’s stories, illustration, animation and related areas.

Publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, mobile developers, licensors and licensees, packagers, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, booksellers, brands, librarians and teachers all flock to the event each spring to experience the world of books and multimedia products in thousands of booths across six huge halls.

The world famous Illustrators Exhibition and industry recognized BolognaRagazzi awards are some of key pillars that make this event so special: BCBF is a unique mix of a cultural book show and an international rights business forum for all types of content for children.

21 March: Bologna has chosen the first day of spring to welcome the world of children's and general publishing. After two years of exciting virtual encounters, we are extremely happy to be meeting again in person. Save the date and join us in Bologna: 21-24 March 2022!


Monday 21 - Wednesday 23 March 2022: from 9.00AM to 6.30PM

Thursday 24 March 2022: from 9.00AM to 3.00PM

INDUSTRY SECTOR: Books, Prints, Licences, Libraries (industry 14)


Childrens Books, Books for the younger Readers, Teaching Aids, Magazines, Licences, Software

ACCESS: Trade visitors


March 2023

Interval: annually



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