March 30 - April 2
2020
Bologna
Italy
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BCBF 2020

Giving life to children’s content

57th EDITION


For 57 years BCBF has been THE event in the children’s publishing industry. Over 1,400 exhibitors and around 30,000 professional visitors flock to the event each spring to experience the world of children’s book, illustration and multimedia content.
Much more than just a trade fair, the BCBF is both a vibrant business hub and a creative workshop, where past and future happily meet the present. Thanks to its DNA and its 50+ years of experience, the fair has succeeded in bringing together a unique and diverse global audience and is now an unmissable appointment to explore the changing and multi-layered children’s publishing landscape led by the printed book, still the agent of change and progress in the industry.

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Discover the numbers of BCBF 2019

28946

Visitors

1442

Exhibitors

80

Participating countries

+600

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Since 1966 , the BolognaRagazzi Award has been  among the world’s most highly regarded international prizes  in the sector of children’s publishing.  Aimed at selecting the   finest illustrated children’s books , the award honours the best productions in terms of their graphic and editorial qualities, becoming a leading international launch pad for authors and illustrators thanks to the high profile ...
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Since 2012, the Children’s Book Fair has presented the  BolognaRagazzi Digital Award  to the most innovative  media app and web work for children . This prize, organized in partnership with the  Children’s Technology Review  (USA), is a spotlight on all the latest trends and developments in children's digital content. Interactive publishing and Augmented Reality apps + books  are key elements of ...
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Established in 2013, on the occasion of the 50 th anniversary of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the  BOP – Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year is an extraordinary occasion to highlight publishers at the forefront of innovation in their activity for the creative nature of the editorial choices they have made during the previous year. The prize, ...
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ARS IN FABULA   -  higher education institute directly involved with children’s books - has joined forces with the Bologna Children’s Book Fair to create the  ARS IN FABULA  Grant Award  for a postgraduate illustration course.   The grant aims not only to sustain and train new talent through a postgraduate illustration course , it also meets the needs of publishers in their search for new illustrators. ...
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Bologna Children’s Book Fair and Fundación SM, whose intention is to promote children’s books and reading, have launched in 2009 the  International   Award for Illustration Bologna Children’s Book Fair - Fundación SM ,  designed to discover, encourage and support new talents in illustration. Reserved for a rtists under 35 that have already ...
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Created in 2016, the Strega Prize Ragazze e Ragazzi originates from Italy’s most coveted award for literature – the Strega Prize. Launched to foster a long-life passion for books, the award aims to promote the educational and cultural value of reading and find out which titles young readers love the most. Books published in Italy by Italian and foreign authors in translation are judged by a ...
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A part of its ongoing commitment to promoting publishing excellence, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair is now focusing on the world of research by establishing  a permanent award dedicated to the best dissertations in children’s literature . The prize,  currently awarded for postgraduate works in Italian University only , pays tribute to the literary critic Carla Poesio, ...
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