59th edition
21-24 March 2022
Bologna - Italy

Interested in Exhibiting?

After two years of intense long-distance dialogue, exciting virtual encounters, research and planning, the 59th edition of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair will take place in-person at the BolognaFiere Exhibition Centre from Monday 21 to Thursday 24 March 2022.   

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the world’s leading event for the children’s publishing industry, will present its flagship initiatives – from awards to exhibitions, from meetings to special areas – with some exciting additions: 

  • the much-awaited Comics Corner will feature a showcase area displaying publishers’ titles in this genre, tables for in-person meetings, and a special Comics section on the GRE – Global Rights Exchange, the BCBF’s virtual platform for copyrights exchange.
  • the Bologna Licensing Trade Fair, BLTF/Kids, entirely dedicated to the kids’ world, will be located at the heart of the fair. Bringing together the major international licensing and entertainment players, BLTF/Kids will feature more than 600 Brands, the Licensing Retail Lounge, the Fashion Product Showcase, and an area dedicated to Licensees looking for new retail deals. 
  • the first in-person edition of BolognaBookPlus (BBPlus), the new initiative launched to run in parallel with BCBF, aimed at a broader professional audience across the global publishing industry. 
  • the Global  Rights Exchange platform created for the first virtual edition of BCBF has been significantly improved and will run new features in the coming months. Active throughout the year, the GRE is one of the Exhibitor services included in the registration fee. The GRE has two exhibition sections: BCBF, with a special Comics Corner area, and Bologna Licensing Trade Fair; these will be joined in the coming months by the BolognaBookPlus section. 

With options ranging from table-tops, stands and showcase graphics, there is something to suit everyone. Check out all the opportunities.
We look forward to welcoming you!


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BCBF Global Rights Exchange


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