Bologna Children’s Book Fair

31 March - 3 April 2025

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is an industry leading event that has succeeded in bringing together a unique and diverse global audience thanks to 61 years experience. The result is the world’s premium copyright exchange hub when it comes to publishing  which also extends to current multimedia and licensing businesses for children’s stories, illustration, animation and related areas. 

The 2024 edition was attended by more than 1500 exhibitors arriving from about 100 countries and regions around the world.

Publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, mobile developers, licensors and licensees, packagers, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, booksellers, brands, librarians and teachers all flock to the event each spring to experience the world of books and multimedia products in thousands of booths across six huge halls.

The world famous Illustrators Exhibition and industry recognized BolognaRagazzi awards are some of key pillars that make this event so special: BCBF is a unique mix of a cultural book show and an international rights business forum for all types of content for children.

BolognaBookPlus, the brand extension dedicated to general trade publishing organised in co-operation with AIE (Italian Publishers Association) and Bologna Licensing Trade Fair/Kids, the exhibition bringing together the major international licensing and entertainment players, in the kid’s industry, has become an integral part of Bologna Children’s Book Fair. 

Three global book events for international rights and licensing trading.