People from throughout the international children’s book community attended the 56th annual Bologna Children’s Book Fair, April 1-4. Per the BCBF website:
The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the event in the publishing year’s calendar, built around children’s content today.
With over 50 years of experience the fair has succeeded in bringing together a unique and diverse global audience. The result is the world’s premium copyright exchange hub when it comes to publishing and now it includes an extra core that extends to all multi-media and licensing business for children’s content.
Publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, mobile developers, licensors and licensees, packagers, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, booksellers, brands, librarians and teachers flock to the event each spring to experience the business world of books and multimedia products in hundreds 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. With more than 26,000 people taking part in 4 packed days of events, it is a unique mix of a cultural book show and an international rights business forum for all types of content for children.
Among those 26,000 attendees were several USBBY members. Click on this link to read their reflections.
Junko Yokota provided these wonderful pictures from the event. Likewise, one can access a stunning slideshow put together by USBBY member and Bologna 2019 attendee, Mary Beth Dunhouse, by visiting the USBBY Channel on YouTube.
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