Unexpected results at the 59th edition of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair - BCBF, together with the Bologna Licensing Trade Fair/Kids and the first in-person edition of BolognaBookPlus – BBPlus, created in collaboration with AIE (Association of Italian Publishers). At an edition put together over two months, paying significant attention to the increasingly uncertain global situation, the presence of the large international professional network that comes together each year to unite around BCBF was once again decisive.

 

Four days finally back in person in Bologna, which witnessed the arrival of 1,070 exhibitors from 90 countries, including Guest of Honour Sharjah, and a programme of 18 exhibitions and more than 250 live events. A fair packed with content and detailed focus sessions this year registered attendance that was a 25% lower than in 2019, the most recent in-person edition. This was an unexpectedly positive result for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair that, given the difficult international situation, views the attendance of 21,432 visitors - with over 40% of professionals coming from abroad - with both gratitude and optimism. This success was achieved thanks also to the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAECI) and ITA - the Italian Trade Agency.

The BCBF Event Network

This exciting new initiative was launched in 2021 to run in parallel to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, reaching a wider professional general trade audience across the global publishing industry.
The second edition was co-located with Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

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2022 saw BLTF/Kids become an integral part of BCBF. Bringing together key players in the entertainment and international licensing world, BLTF host 600 brands, a Licensing Retail Lounge, its Fashion Product Showcase and an area dedicated to licensees in search of new business.
Two particularly popular events also returned: the second edition of the International Kids Licensing Days and the Bologna Licensing Award.

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Initially scheduled for November 2021 and postoponed postponed to 20 to 22 March 2022, the 9th edition of the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) has been postponed to 22-24 June 2022. CCBF is looking forward to return to its traditional autumnal schedule as early as November 2023, which will mark the tenth anniversary of the Fair.

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Highlights

All the Winners

Bologna Licensing Award

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Winner and Mentions

BolognaRagazzi Crossmedia Awards

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BOP 2022

BOLOGNA PRIZE BEST CHILDREN’S PUBLISHERS OF THE YEAR

All the winners
The 2022 Winners

2022 BolognaRagazzi Award

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The 2022 Winner

International Award for Illustration

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Gianni De Conno Award

Silent Book Contest 2022

The Finalists
The 2022 Winner

ARS IN FABULA Grant Award

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the BEST NARRATIVE IN PICTURES PRIZE

STREGA PRIZE RAGAZZE E RAGAZZI 2022

The Winner

BCBF Initiatives

The 2022 Juries

Special Initiatives

Galleries

Galleries

International Projects

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