The Grand Tour’s programme had on display special exhibitions celebrating top-quality writing, illustration and design. 

The new generation of children’s illustrators

This exhibition shines a light on twenty of Italy’s most promising young illustrators.
Many of them have seen their work recognised at international level; one artist has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and some of them have been selected for the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition.

Ibby Italia 2021 Honour List

As one of the founders of the IBBY Italian section, BCBF presents this exhibition including a selection of 70 outstanding Italian children’s books spanning a wide variety of narrative forms: picture books, short stories, novels, theatrical writing, poetry, non-fiction, and graphic novels.

Contemporary book covers design: a selection

This exhibition was launched last June as part of the inaugural BolognaBookPlus. It looks at the creative journey of the book cover from start to finish. The showcase presents the work of excellent designers selected by five editorial design leaders.