Bologna Children’s Book Festival: an “Unexpected Level of Attendance”

The numbers are in: the 59th edition of the Bologna Children’s Book Festival draws 75 percent of its 2019 crowd size, a strong in-person turnout – 40 percent international. “This was an unexpectedly positive result for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair,” says BolognaFiere in its media messaging this afternoon, “given the difficult international situation.”

It translates to an attendance figure of 21,432 visitors, with more than 40 percent of the industry professionals there coming from abroad. For more, please go to Porter Anderson’s article at Publishing Perspectives – Bologna.