Following the success of the first Bologna Grand Tour of the world's top book fairs in 2021, we’re now starting out on a new world tour. Developed with the support and collaboration of ITA – The Italian Trade Agency promoting Italian companies abroad and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the 2022 Grand Tour aims to strengthen Bologna Fair’s global reach, promoting new international publishing opportunities. It also kicks off celebrations to mark the 60th Bologna Children's Book Fair, which, together with its brand extension BolognaBookPlus (BBPlus) - general adult trade publishing and developed in partnership the Italian Publishers’ Association (AIE) - and Bologna Licensing Trade Fair/ Kids, will be held in Bologna from 6 to 9 March 2023.

The BCBF Event Network

This exciting new initiative was launched in 2021 to run in parallel to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, reaching a wider professional general trade audience across the global publishing industry.
The third edition will be co-located with Bologna Children’s Book Fair, 6 to 9 March 2023.


BLTF/Kids is now an integral part of BCBF. Bringing together key players in the entertainment and international licensing world, BLTF host 600 brands, a Licensing Retail Lounge, its Fashion Product Showcase and an area dedicated to licensees in search of new business.
The seventh edition of BLYF/Kids will be held 6-9 March 2023.


Initially scheduled for November 2021 and postoponed postponed to July 2022, the 9th edition of the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) has been postponed to 2-4 December 2022. 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.



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2023 BolognaRagazzi Award

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2023 BolognaRagazzi Crossmedia Awards

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Italian Excellence. Illustrations for Italo Calvino
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BolognaBookPlus 2023

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Bologna Licensing Award

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2023 Illustrators Annual

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