Since the first edition in 1963, the Bologna Children's Book Fair has grown in importance. Today, the international large-scale event welcomes more than 1,200 exhibitors from all over the world (70 to 80 countries), gathered at the BolognaFiere, the city's exhibition centre.
For 4 days, visitors can meet with exhibitors, learn about the new book trends intended for young readers, and most of all be introduced to writers and illustrators that came to present their new projects.
If the Bologna Children's Book Fai is primarily meant for the professionals of the industry, the general public has not been forgotten altogether. For the entire duration of the event, the city of Bologna runs parallel exhibitions, lectures and debates. Free admission!
Bologna Children's Book Fair
Via della Fiera, 20
3 to 6 April 2017
Free admission for literary events held by the city (program available on the website)