The 58th Bologna Children’s Book Fair is presented in this 2021 edition again in digital form. Placed between 14 and 17 June, the event, however, has decided to present a schedule that wants to involve the entire world children’s publishing community, expanding its audience thanks to the opportunity given by the digital medium.
The program of events organized by the event, which takes place in attendance at the Bologna exhibition center, brings its traditional format online. A format that still allows us to offer all the thematic areas that have made the event, in its almost 60 years, the only one in the world entirely dedicated to children’s publishing in all its facets.
The schedule of the 58th Bologna Children’s Book Fair includes numerous initiatives organized in the framework of Aldus Up – European Book Fairs Network, a project co-financed by the European Union as part of the Creative Europe program, to promote the internationalization of the publishing sector.
Ten international illustration exhibitions on the BCBF Galleries platform: from the 55th Illustrators Exhibition to the exhibition dedicated to Dante in children’s and youth books, to the new edition of Italian Excellence, just to name the main ones.
At the 58th Bologna Children’s Book Fair there will be the 24 Hours Portfolio Review Marathon, which will ideally bring together the world community of illustrators. Poetry will instead be the protagonist not only of the special section of the BolognaRagazzi Award, but also of an international conference and an event at the end of the week of the digital fair.
And then the sale and purchase of comic and graphic novel rights, the new BolognaRagazzi CrossMedia Award, the BCBF Global Rights Exchange, an online platform dedicated to the international exchange of rights and the distribution and licensing of content, in a renewed and implemented form.
BolognaBookPlus is also making its debut, the new professional offer aimed at the entire publishing industry and not just for kids.
The 58th Bologna Children’s Book Fair, however, is already looking to 2022 and announces the dates of the next edition, which will be held in attendance from 21 to 24 March 2022. Sharjah is confirmed as guest of honor, already scheduled for the 2020 edition..