China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair

2-4 December 2022

China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) is the only book fair in Asia Pacific fully dedicated to books and other contents for children co-organised by BolognaFiere/Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

Due to the recent situation of the epidemic control in China, and in order to ensure the health and safety of all exhibitors and visitors, the 9th CCBF, originally scheduled from 22 to 24 July at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre and postponed to March 2022, is rescheduled to 02-04 December 2022 at the West Bund Art Centre. West Bund Art Centre is located  in the core of the “West Bund Cultural Corridor” in the Waterfront Area of Xuhui District, Shanghai. It forms a connected art ecosystem with more than 20 art spaces, such as Long Museum, Yuz Museum, Tank Shanghai and West Bund Museum. The open and thick artistic ambience and human-centered atmosphere are what empower the CCBF to imagine for the future. This is a place where writers of children’s books, book producers, fans of books, and scholars from all over the world will assemble. Here, they can brainstorm and think up more excellent and spectacular content for children’s books. With a wider audience at the West Bund of Shanghai, this fair aims to ultimately influence thousands of children.

Regarding CCBF online matchmaking system (, since October 2021, the CCBF online matchmaking system has been in operation and continues to provide exhibitors with the following services.

  • Browse all the exhibitors' company profiles, catalogues and latest products.
  • Instantly send messages to chat with exhibitors.
  • The online video meeting function is set to reactive in June.
  • More functions are planned to be launched, please wait for our notification. 
Press Release  More info CCBF Online Matchmaking System 

CCBF International Book Showcase

An exhibition opportunity allowing overseas publishers to show their new titles at the fair even when they are not able to attend in person. Advanced technology also endows CCBF exhibitors with innovative services thanks to its online Matchmaking System. Besides the Book Showcase, CCBF offers a range of flexible exhibiting solutions such as the Literary Agents Centre, the Digital Hub, and exclusive lounges open to winners and shortlisted publishing houses of BCBF awards —Bologna Best Children’s Publishers (BOP) Lounge, Strega Prize Lounge and New Entry Lounge.


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Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition

The CCBF international illustration contest is designed for young illustrators under 40 to showcase their talent. Its comprehensive programme  includes an exhibition, an illustrated yearbook and a variety of promotional campaigns such as the opportunity to participate in various illustration-related activities taking place at the fair, and to be chosen to design the key visual of the next edition of CCBF.

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Children Plus—Books & Seeds

The core of the CCBF programme will be Children Plus—Books & Seeds, a special book exhibition featuring international children’s titles that relate to nature, food, recycling, and sustainability. In addition to the book exhibition, the Children Plus - Books & Seeds programme will encompass seminars, discussions and workshops echoing the theme. Initiated at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair as part of Expo 2015, CCBF will offer a renovated look on this vital topic featuring new titles from all around the world and an extended selection of original Chinese and Asian books.


BCBF in Shanghai

BolognaFiere/ Bologna Children's Book Fair has opened in 2018 a new important chapter of its international activities becoming co-organizer of the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair  (CCBF)the only book fair in Asia Pacific fully dedicated to books and other contents for children. CCBF is the only event that can be assimilated to the Bologna Children's Book Fair in being focused exclusively on children's publishing and with a predominantly professional format.

After eight successful editions, CCBF has become a premium event for the global children’s publishing industry: it hosts one of the leading copyright exchange hubs for children’s books and content, contributing to the meeting and exchange between China, with its great heritage of literature and illustration, with the rest of the world.

CCBF is also a great opportunity to engage in the booming Chinese children's book market. China boasts one of the fastest growing book markets in the world. The country already publishes the largest number of children’s books, releasing over 40,000 new titles every year, and targeting 367 million children and young adults.

As well as the large exhibition area, CCBF offers a packed line-up of events and a wide range of activities aimed at enhancing the cultural backdrop of the fair: the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition and Exhibition, the Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award, one longest running literary prizes in China, the Authors Festival, which brings together renowned authors from China and overseas, the exclusive Shanghai Visiting International Publishers Programme (SHVIP)., and a compelling line-up of International Conferences.

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair adds its experience and client hub to this amazing event, sharing ideas, providing its consolidated network of relationships and enlarging the cultural programme with meetings, exhibitions and awards while combining copyright and cultural exchange with professional updating.

Great success for CCBF 2020
While physical book fairs in the western world have been absent from 2020’s schedules, the eighth edition of CCBF took place as scheduled on13–15 November 2020. CCBF brought 19,000 visitors to its fairgrounds, while online events gathered more than 500,000 views all across the country. CCBF 2020 brought together 386 exhibitors (of which 99 international) from 21 countries and territories. Over 300 online and offline events took place concurrently with the exhibition in over 100 locations, including schools, bookstores, libraries and art museums.

Have a look at CCBF 2020 photo gallery

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