Innovation in Children's Content. Still rocking at 60! 
Bologna Children’s Book Fair enters its seventh decade with the same passion as always and with the 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.
On the occasion of our 60th birthday, we would like to express our thanks to all the publishers, all the professionals, and all the friends of the Bologna Book Fair: they are the real protagonists of this wonderful story, of these new chapters that are added year after year, of this inexhaustible excitement that is renewed each year, at each edition.

#BCBF23 - Post-Event Press Release

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.


2023 CCBF 10th anniversary will take place on 17-19 November on the ground floor of the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre. 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.



6th Edition

Bologna Licensing Awards

All the winners
The 2023 Winners

BolognaRagazzi Crossmedia Awards

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Gianni De Conno Award

Silent Book Contest 2023

The Finalists
Best storytelling in pictures


Meet the winner
Matteo Antinori is the '23 winner

International Award for Illustration BCBF - Fundación SM

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Stoppani e Drosselmeier, 2 anniversaries in Bologna

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Special Initiatives

BCBF Initiatives

The 2023 Juries