After the break that transformed the traditional Bolognese stage into a virtual space, Bologna Children’s Book Fair – BCBF 2022 is now leaving for a tour that will take it to the main trade fairs around the world.
In fact, the event aims to bring the best of illustration and publishing trends for children and young people to the community of professionals, waiting for the 59th edition, from 21 to 24 March 2022.
New content and innovative ideas are already in place for BCBF 2022 with an increase in the offer and in the international dimension. Innovations that arise from the drive that in the last two years has led to the development of initiatives that have allowed content to travel beyond their traditional boundaries of space and time.
But the dimension of the journey is an integral part of the appointment’s DNA, which has always brought and shares its experience with the world professional community.
Hence the idea of the Grand Tour, created in collaboration with ICE – Agency for the Abroad Promotion and Internationalization of Italian Companies. Thanks to the partnership, the fair will act as a showcase abroad of the best of Italian publishing for children and young people, bringing with it the activities and exhibitions held in recent months.
It starts from Frankfurt
The journey begins at the Frankfurt Fair, from 20 to 24 October. Here Bologna Children’s Book Fair – BCBF 2022 will have a 60 square meter stand, where it will present the innovations in the pipeline and in particular BolognaBookPlus.
This is a new initiative aimed at the entire publishing industry, not just for children) in the presence of the entire English organizational team. A taste of The Illustrators Survival Corner, one of the most successful initiatives in Bologna – curated by Mimaster Illustration and in collaboration with BCBF 2022 – with workshops, portfolio reviews and “ask me anything” sessions in the presence of various guests
Also as part of the Survival Corner, but in an external conference room a few steps from the fair, on October 21 will be held the masterclasses “Inside the picturebook”, by illustrator and designer Chris Haughton, and “Kids Books by Design” , by the illustrator and designer Steven Guarnaccia; it’s still,
The Grand Tour of Bologna Children’s Book Fair – BCBF 2022 will continue with the stages of Sharjah International Book Fair (3-13 November 2021), Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara (27 November – 5 December 2021) and Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse de Montreuil (1-6 December 2021).