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Bologna Children’s Book Fair enters its seventh decade with continued passion and pride of having created a network of initiatives ranging from Bologna to Shanghai, from children's books to licensing and, with its most recent initiative, BolognaBookPlus, serving general trade publishing.

From October 2023 to February 2024, the third Grand Tour, a fully-fledged journey around the world, will see the Bologna suite of three fairs take part in five prestigious international stages: Frankfurt, New York, Guadalajara, London and New Delhi.


BCBF, BBPlus, and BLTF look forward to seeing you in Bologna in 2024, April 8-11

The BCBF Event Network

This exciting 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.
In 2023, Greece has been the Market of Honour of the third edition
The fourth edition will be co-located with Bologna Children’s Book Fair, 8 to 11 April 2024.


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 next edition of BLTF/Kids will be held 8-11 Aprile 2024.


The 2024 edition of China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) will take place on 15-17 November. 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.



On sale from 7 April

2024 Illustrators Annual

The 2024 winners

BolognaRagazzi CrossMedia Awards

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Indie Authors Book Jacket Award

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In 2024, in Trieste

39° International IBBY Congress

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Call for entries until 9 March

The Virtual Illustrators Wall

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A new feature

TV/Film Rights Centre

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The 78 winning artists

2024 Illustrators Exhibition

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All the winners

2024 BolognaRagazzi Awards

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