The natural habitat for children's content
3-6 April 2017
On Monday 3rd April 2017, the 54th year of the Bologna Book Fair will be officially opened. At the same time, this book fair is specific due to its focus on child readers (albeit that people under 18 years of age are paradoxically barred entry). As well as the rich cultural program and discussions of contemporary matters in the area of the production of books for children and young people, the book fair also presents prestigious prizes to leading publishers or illustrators, while increased attention has also been paid to the area of digital media and the development of applications (not only) for children in recent years. The attraction at this year’s fair is the opening of the Bologna Digital Media Hall in Hall 32 supplemented by a prolific program.
The Czech republic will especially be represented at the book fair by national stand operated by the Ministry of Culture (29B34). The exibition will present a number of larger and smaller children´s publishing houses, including Baobab, Host, Petrkov, Mladá fronta, Labyrint, for example. As well as the production of the publishing houses, the stand will also exhibit contemporary book collections (the Golden Ribbon or the Best Books for Children) which include a representative selection of the best Czech works for children.