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 (https://connect.ccbookfair.com), 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.
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.
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.
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.
Illustrators Survival Corner
Reference space for illustrators at BCBF, the Corner is regularly hosted at CCBF with its extensive professional programme of masterclasses, special events and workshops held by international artists and publishing experts. The programme is curated by Mimaster illustrazione, a leading international educator on the illustration scene