First stop: Frankfurt!

Frankfurter Buchmesse - 18-22 October 2023

Hall 5.0 - Stand B100

The tour kicked off in Frankfurt, with the Buchmesse, the world’s leading event for generalist publishing and a fundamental opportunity for the development not only of BCBF, but also for its extension dedicated to generalist publishing BBPlus.

The Frankfurt Book Fair was particularly special this year in the run up to Italy’s role in the next edition as “Guest Country 2024”. Illustration and book exhibitions, guided tours, and focus sessions on licensing and video content: BCBF’s participation in Frankfurt provided important opportunities not only for in-depth discussions on a broad range of topics concerning children’s publishing, but also for networking and consolidating fruitful synergies.

Activities' Programme

BCBF - Guided tours to the exhibitions:

  • TURN THE WORLD - UPSIDE DOWN. - Ibby Italia Honour List 2023 .
  • ITALIAN EXCELLENCE. Illustrations for Italo Calvino
Visits guided by Grazia Gotti, a co-founder of the Giannino Stoppani children’s bookshop and the Accademia Drosselmeier in Bologna. She is one of the curators of the Calvino’s exhibition and member
of the selection commitee of the IBBY Italia Honour List.
Each tour lasts 60 minutes and covers both exhibitions:
  • Wednesday 18 October – 4.00 p.m.
  • Thursday 19 October – 11.00 p.m.
  • Friday 20 October  – 11.00 p.m.


Explore 2 projects with Cristina Angelucci, Editor in Chief of Licensing Magazine and consultant of BCBF for the BLTF/Kids
  • ILLUSTRABIMBI - From books to fashion
  • MORTINA -  From books to TV series and musical
Conversations schedule:
  • 19 October from 12.00pm – 1.00pm and from 3.00pm – 4.00pm
  • 20 October from 3.00pm – 4.00pm