The 2018 edition of the Bologna Chidren’s Book Fair (March 26 – 29, 2018) will have more than 1,300 exhibitors. The show looks to be an engaging program of conferences, exhibitions, award ceremones, and events.
As always, the highlights of the show are exhibitions of books and illustrations. One exhibit in particular, will showcase more than 100 picture books related to performing arts and movies – an extension of the fair’s working relationship with Immagine Bimbo, for which books were initially curated.
There will be new events that will include a half-day conference about audiobook publihsing that will feature representatives from Audible, the Audio Publishers Association, Disney, Storytel, among others. Other half day pandel discussions will focus on children’s books about art, architecture, and design.
China is this year’s guest of honor and will have an exhibition of ancient Chinese illustrated books and 3,000 current titles. Wth at least 100 exhibitors, China will have a massinve presence at the show and should not be missed.
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