Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Bologna Children's Book Fair will be held exclusively online this year.
In late 2020, it was decided to change the date of the fair from April to June and run the event in a mixed format. Eventually, the organisers decided to hold the event entirely online.
“Although we were optimistic right to the last,” reads the official communiqué, “the pandemic in the world, in Europe and particularly in Italy, obliges us once again to take the grave decision to cancel the live event and postpone meeting up in Bologna with our Exhibitors and the splendid community of professionals who each year flock to the fair.”
Despite the cancellation of the event, the Book Institute is preparing, as planned, a catalogue presenting the most interesting awarded Polish books for children, which will be distributed in electronic form among publishers of children's literature worldwide and promoted on the Internet.
The event in digital format will take place from 14-17 June.
Official communiqué on the event page.