Forever young: Bologna Children’s Book Fair celebrates 50th anniversary in 2013

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. Showcasing the best of children’s publishing and multimedia, the fair will be held March 25-28, 2013 at the Bologna Fair Centre. A rich program of events is planned for this special edition of the fair, with Sweden as its country of honor.

The 2012 edition of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair registered 27,000 visitors, with over 15,000 from abroad. There were about 1200 exhibitors from 66 countries and 5000 international professional trade representatives. Le Secret D’Orbae (Editions Casterman, Belgium) won the BolognaRagazzi award.

400 participants took part in the second edition of TOC (Tools of Change for Publishing Conference). The first BolognaRagazzi Digital Award was launched with the prize going to Dans Mon Rêve (e-Toiles Editions, France).

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