The 61st Bologna Children’s Book Fair, taking place from April 8th to 11th, will bring together 1,500 exhibitors from approximately 100 countries and regions around the world.

This year, BCBF is entering its seventh decade with initiatives aimed at expanding the involvement of industry professionals and supporting emerging and minority markets. Exciting new features include the TV/Film Rights Centre and collaborations with the United Nations and the Society of Illustrators in New York. Slovenia has been chosen as the Guest of Honour for the 2024 edition of the fair.

At the Bologna Children’s Books Fair 2024, attendees can expect to discover new and exciting titles, attend panel discussions and workshops, and network with colleagues in the industry. The fair provides a platform for emerging talent to showcase their work and connect with potential collaborators and publishers. In addition to the vibrant exhibition floor, the fair also hosts special events and awards ceremonies that honor outstanding contributions to children’s literature.

One of the highlights of the Bologna Children’s Books Fair is the Illustrators Exhibition, which showcases the work of talented artists from around the world. This year, visitors can expect to see a diverse range of styles and techniques, from traditional pen and ink drawings to cutting-edge digital illustrations. The exhibition offers a unique opportunity for illustrators to gain recognition and exposure on an international stage.

Overall, the Bologna Children’s Books Fair 2024 promises to be a celebration of creativity, imagination, and storytelling. Whether you are a seasoned publisher or a budding illustrator, this event offers a valuable opportunity to connect with industry professionals, discover new trends in children’s literature, and be inspired by the power of storytelling. Don’t miss out on this exciting event that brings together the best and brightest in children’s books.