Bologna Children's Book Fair

Bologna Fiera, Bologna, Italy


Bologna Children's Book Fair -

First held in 1964, Bologna Children‘s Book Fair is a dedicated platform for the children's literature and creative content. It is one of the largest events in the sector. The trade show is based in Bologna Fiera – one of the most popular trade show venues in Italy. The next edition of Bologna Children's Book Fair will be staged between the 26th and the 29th of April 2018.

The Children's Book Fair in Bologna is a meeting point for the sector's top professionals involved in creating and publishing children's books. The fair itself is a marketplace for trading rights for publishing and translations. A great amount of successful projects originate during the book fair in Bologna.

The Bologna Children's Book Fair supports various special shows and awards throughout the days of the event. This includes the BolognaRagazzi Awards in four categories – Fiction; Non-fiction; New Horizons and Opera Prima. Additionally, during the trade fair the winners of two highly anticipated awards - The Hans Christian Andersen and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial - are announced.

Many decision makers attend the expo on regular basis. This is why Bologna Children's Book Fair can be your opportunity to expand your business contacts and network with vendors from across Europe.

Hotels near Bologna Children's Book Fair

  • Direct contracts with a great variety of hotels
  • Special exhibitor and visitor rates available
  • Customised expo travel booking system
  • Personal travel management at no extra cost
  • Save on average €810 and 25 business hours per booked expo trip

The Book Fair is one of the large-scale events which take place in Bologna. This means that hotels near Bologna Fiera are booked well in advance and accommodation options during the expo dates are limited. Analysis of previous editions of the trade show point that over 85% of all rooms near the venue are booked at least six months in advance by trade visitors.

To ensure your pleasant stay, Fair Point has contracts with some of the most reliable hotels for the Children’s Book Fair. Send us a request and we will return a list of custom-tailored offers which best fit your business needs.

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Venue: Bologna Fieradetails

Founded in: 1963

Industry: Books, Paper and Printing Industry

Frequency: every year

Where: Bologna, Italy

Organiser: BolognaFiere S.p.A.

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Travel Info For Bologna Children's Book Fair

Airport: Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport 8 km

Railway station: Bologna Centrale AV 2 km

How to get to Bologna Fiera

Bologna Fiera is a modern venue with easy access from the railway station and with a dedicated motorway lane entering the fairground directly. You can find an interactive map of the venue here.

By Bus

  • Bus line 28, 32, 35, 39 stop at SUD MORO entrance
  • Bus shuttle AEROBUS BLQ from the airport to the venue

By Car

Bologna Fiera is accessible by car from the ring-road exit number 8 , to parking Costituzione. If you are traveling from Florence, Milan, and Ancona exit at the new "BOLOGNA FIERA" toll booth motorway A14. There is a parking system with 14,500 covered parking spaces that can be reserved in advance.

  • GPS coordinates: latitude 44.509315 ; longitude 11.362436
Map of Bologna Fiera

Our Clients


The service we received from Fair Point was fantastic. They were quick to respond to our (many!) questions, and were very accommodating when we had to keep changing our plans and had some very last-minute drop-outs/adds to attendees. I would absolutely work with them again in the future!

M. Wygand

Booked for: Bologna Children's Book Fair 2017