Bologna Children’s Book Fair – Opening Monday, April 8th

The 61st edition of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair opens this Monday, April 8th along with its “sister” events BolognaBookPlus (BBPlus), an extension of the fair dedicated to generalist publishing produced in collaboration with the Italian Publishers Association (AIE), and Bologna Licensing Trade Fair/Kids (BLTF/K), specifically for brands and the licensing of content for children and young people.

After the successful 2023 edition of BCBF, the halls of the BolognaFiere Exhibition Centre will host a new edition this year featuring an estimated 1,500 exhibitors from approximately 100 countries and regions of the world (new entries include: Angola, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Cameroon, Colombia, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Principality of Monaco, Moldova, Paraguay, Philippines, Togo and Uganda) together with new initiatives providing in-depth analysis and support for the global publishing industry made possible thanks to the support of ITA-the Italian Trade Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI).

For the 2024 edition Slovenia is Guest of Honour Country, an opportunity for publishers from all over the world to experience that nation’s rich publishing scene, promoted at the fair through the exhibition “And then what happens?” that will showcase the works of 59 contemporary Slovenian illustrators, plus numerous discussion panels, as well as various activities throughout the city for the general public.

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