The Bologna Children's Book Fair is deeply committed to building bridges between countries and cultures, pursuing the only, single, important objective of promoting the quality of children's illustration and literature, and providing space for dialogue and the exchange of experiences.
We have been committed to these principles for the 60 years of our existence.
For this reason, the Bologna book fair confirms once again this year its willingness to welcome the individual participation of independent publishers, writers and artists from every country and region of the world who wish to contribute creatively, peacefully and purposefully to the greater publishing community, bringing children and books together.
For the 57th Illustrators Exhibition 4,345 participants from all over the world (91 countries and regions represented) sent their works.
In addition to the 315 finalist illustrators, the international jury chose 79 sets of illustrations by as 80 artists from 28 countries and territories of the world.