59th edition
21-24 March 2022
Bologna - Italy

Illustrations and Books on the move

the BCBF collection

For more than 50 years, Bologna Children’s Book Fair has been a global point of reference for the latest news  on illustration trends and the discovery of stories for children across all forms of media.

Many of the exhibitions, organized as part of the Fair travel each year to museums, galleries and libraries in many across the globe.  The Illustrators Exhibition, after the Bologna fair is traditionally hosted with original drawings in Japan, China and Korea and with reproductions  in numerous other international cultural venues.  BCBF is  also present throughout the year through in other projects and events that travel around the world :

Browse all the BCBF exhibitions in the world today.

Italian Excellence

The New Generation of Italian Children's Illustrators

  • When 14 June 2021
  • Where BCBF Galleries

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Discovering Dante Through Pictures

online

  • When online
  • Where BCBF Galleries

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2021 Illustrators Exhibition

Original Illustrations

  • When 6 Nov. - 12 Dec. 2021
  • Where Ishikawa

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2020 Illustrators Exhibition

Original Illustrations

  • When 18 November - 23 January
  • Where Shanghai

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Italian Excellence

The New Generation of Italian Children's Illustrators

  • When 19 Nov - 4 Dec
  • Where Tunis

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Illustrators for Gianni Rodari

Italian Excellence

  • When 24 Nov -31 Dec 2021
  • Where Paris

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Jackets Off. A selection

Book Covers Exhibition

  • When 27 Nov. - 5 Dec. 2021
  • Where Guadalajara

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International Award for illustrators

10 years

  • When 27 Nov. - 5 Dec. 2021
  • Where Guadalajara

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Italian Excellence

The New Generation of Italian Children's Illustrators

  • When 3 Dec 2021 - 2 Jan 2022
  • Where Chengdu

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Growing Young Readers

Ibby Italia 2021 Honour List

  • When 27 Nov. - 5 Dec. 2021
  • Where Guadalajara

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Bologna - France

Liaisons amoureuses. Lignes entrecroisées

  • When 1-6 December 2021
  • Where Montreuil

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2021 Illustrators Exhibition

Original Illustrations

  • When 18 Dec. - 23 Jan.
  • Where Gumna

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Italian Excellence

The New Generation of Italian Children's Illustrators

  • When 16-22 January 2022
  • Where Dubai World Expo

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