BCBF in the city

Like every year, the energy, creativity, ideas, and content that gather at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair are set to overflow from the exhibition halls, filling cultural venues, libraries, schools, and buildings around the city of Bologna in a dispersed festival with a rich and varied line-up of events specifically for the general public of adults and children.

BOOM! - Crescere nei libri is the title of the programme of initiatives in the city (from 4 April to 9 June), organised by the Municipality of Bologna and BolognaFiere, curated by the Libraries and Cultural Welfare Sector together with Hamelin as part of the Bologna Reading Pact, and enjoying the patronage of IBBY - International Board on Books for Young People, Italy. The schedule includes the first exhibition in Italy of the great Belgian illustrator and author Anne Brouillard, as well as more than 40 exhibition events, 74 workshops and 50 meetings with authors.

Finally, the new Off FAIR*24, curated by Accademia Drosselmeier is a programme that starts in Bologna and transports the wealth of books that feature at the Fair to various Italian and foreign cities throughout the year, thus making them a shared heritage.

In collaboration with BCBF:

L’occhio del mondo

 Biblioteca Salaborsa, Piazza Coperta - Piazza Nettuno 3, Bologna
 8 April - 31 May 2024

Some exhibitions not to be missed:

Anne Brouillard, La terre tourne. Scivolare nel tempo

  • 8 April - 19 May 2024, Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna (via delle Donzelle 2, Bologna)
  • Opening: 9 April, 6.30 PM
    Following the opening, the author will accompany the visitors to the exhibition A casa di Killiok

Anne Brouillard, A casa di Killiok

  • 10 April - 17 May 2024, Hamelin Associazione Culturale (via Zamboni 15, Bologna) 

Lorenzo Mattotti (from Bernardo Zannoni's novel), I miei stupidi intenti

  • 8 April - 8 May 2024, Squadro Galleria Stamperia d’Arte (via Nazario Sauro 27, Bologna)
  • Opening: 8 April, 7 PM

Damijan Stepančič (from Peter Svetina's novel), Il portoghese blu. Viaggi inaspettati in mondi sottosopra 

  • 8 April - 24 aprile 2024, Libreria per Ragazzi Giannino Stoppani (via Rizzoli 1/2, Bologna)
  • Opening: 8 April, 7 PM  

Davide Calì, Un mare di storie: Davide Calì

  • 9 April - 26 May 2024, Museo Civico Archeologico (via dell'Archiginnasio 2, Bologna)
  • Opening: 9 April, 7 PM

See the BOOM! programme to check openings, dates and addresses. 



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