26-29 April 2018
On Monday 26th March 2018, the 55th 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 Czech Republic will be represented at the book fair by national stand operated by the Ministry of Culture (22C7). The exhibition will present a number of larger and smaller children´s publishing houses, including for example Baobab, Host, Petrkov, Mladá fronta and Labyrint. As well as the production of the publishing houses, the stand will also exhibit contemporary book collections, which include a representative selection of the best Czech works for children.