Bologna 2026

Norway will be Guest of Honour at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Italy in March/April 2026.

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair was established in 1960 and is the world’s largest book fair for children’s and young adult literature. The fair is an international meeting point for the children’s book industry and has a strong focus on the art of illustration. The fair annually attracts 30,000 visitors and 1,500 exhibitors from 90 countries. The Guest of Honour initiative in Bologna represents a boost for children’s literature, both internationally and in Norway, with the aim of also sparking the joy of reading among the young population.

Read more about the Norwegian Guest of Honour initiative here.