Bologna Children bookfair See you
in Bologna

12-15 April

Official Updates

To all our dear Exhibitors, Visitors, Partners and Friends,
It is with great sadness that we announce our decision to cancel the 57th Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

Unfortunately, the spread of the Coronavirus epidemic both in Italy and internationally has dashed our hopes of holding the fair even on the recently announced rescheduled dates of 4-7 May. We have therefore taken the difficult decision to wait no further and act now to enable you all to rethink your plans.

Bologna will nonetheless be present. We are working to recreate online the atmosphere and the business and networking opportunities that are so much part of our book fair. Details will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

We want to thank you all for the heart-warming support you have shown us over these difficult weeks in a show of friendship that makes us at BCBF, and the whole city of Bologna, proud.
We look forward to meeting you online in a few weeks – and in Bologna from 12 to 15 April 2021.

Very best regards,
The BCBF Team

Read the press release

Given that the event has been cancelled, we have collected the following information. 
This section is being updated continuously. 

We inform you that  - given the exceptional circumstances and in consideration of the urgent provisions taken by the public authorities and applicable to the Italian Region of Emilia-Romagna as a result of the public health emergency caused by the spread of the COVID-2019 virus - the purchase price for tickets will be automatically refunded to you, minus the handling fee indicated on your purchase receipt, in the same manner in which payment was made.

Please notice that you do not need to take any action to obtain a refund. Do not make a complaint to your credit institute. Such actions will delay any refund. Furthermore, there is no need to send a written cancellation to BCBF.

Given the special circumstances, please be aware that the cancellation and reimbursement procedure will be automatic and will take approximately 60 days. When we are able to make a more precise estimate regarding this, you will find this information on our website.

For all information, visitors and exhibitors who have booked their stay through the Hotel&Travel section of this website or directly with Bologna Welcome, the Travel Agency operating with BCBF, should contact: 
Bologna Welcome srl
Tel: +39 051 6583146   

All those visitors and exhibitors who have made their own hotel and travel bookings should contact the hotel/travel agency in question. 

Here is the main sites  to help you manage any travel arrangements.

TRENITALIA: find more information HERE

ITALO TRENO: find more information HERE

FLIGHTS: please contact your airline directly for information about managing any tickets purchased.