Children’s bookstores play a key role in our communities. Retail outlets specializing in children’s books are on the increase, and books for children and young adults are one of publishing’s most successful segments.

BCBF has set aside a special Bookseller Lounge where booksellers can discover the latest trends in illustration and literature for children and young adults, exchange views and generally stay in the loop.

In 2022, the Bookseller Lounge has organized INDIE ITALIA, an exhibition on very small Italian publishing houses.

The Book Fair’s programme also included an International Conference on Children’s Bookstores, focused especially on comics sales in international bookstores.