The “rights” place for children’s content
4th to  7th  April, 2016

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 9.00 am > 6.30 pm
Thursday: 9.00 am > 3.00 pm

The Fair is rigorously reserved to professional operators

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry. In Bologna authors, illustrators, literary agents, licensors and licensees, packagers, distributors, printers, booksellers, and librarians meet to sell and buy copyright, find the very best of children’s publishing and multimediaproduction, generate and gather new contacts while strengthening professional relationships, discover new business opportunities, discuss and debate the latest sector trends.

The exhibitors

About 1,200 exhibitors coming from 98 countries and 25,000 international professional trade representatives in 2016. In its 53rd edition, the Fair offered more than 20.000 square meters (about 215.000 square feet) of exhibition space with a simple and easy-to-understand layout.

Special Initiatives

Each year the Bologna Children’s Book Fair proposes to all exhibitors and visitors alike special initiatives that offer excellent opportunities to increase contacts and hone ones’ skills in various sectors of the children’s copyright market. In particular:
Literary Agents Centre > place of honor for the exchange of copyrights
Illustrators Exhibition > the largest and most prestigious international display of the most innovative trends in children’s illustration.

Falling back on the worldwide promotion

The Children’s Book Fair hosts, in Bologna, journalists selected from among the most important news outlets in the world. Each year, more than 600 journalists representing 70 countries from all over the world report on the event.
Information regarding the Children’s Book Fair and its initiatives, pre-registration notwithstanding, are sent worldwide at the right moment to an extensive list of qualified exhibitors that are carefully selected and continually updated.
Each year, the Fair plays host to a number of exhibitors coming from countries of major interest for the development of new markets.

A rich programme of events

A full programme of events is in store for attendees: meetings, debates and lectures, an awards ceremony, the inauguration of the illustrators’ exhibit, as well as interesting engagements in the Fair district and downtown are all on the agenda. These events will enliven the period of the convention with the rare opportunity to deepen your knowledge of all things related to children’s copyright content and enrich your personal and professional relationships.