2019 Bologna Children’s Book Fair

April 1-4, 2019

Guest of Honour: Switzerland

The merged stand (Canada/Québec) is once again your opportunity to sell and buy rights, generate new contacts, strengthen existing relationships, and discover new business opportunities.

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to children’s publishing. Over 1,200 exhibitors from 100+ countries and 26,000 international publishing industry professionals are expected to attend the 56th edition of the fair in 2019.

The Stand Advantage

Maximize your Investment. The stand will offer a range of affordable options designed to help you effectively promote your titles at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. The full exhibitor’s package on the merged stand is less expensive than the comparable package offered by the fair, and includes additional services like a staffed information desk, logistics and stand construction, plus a premium location not necessarily available to individual exhibitors.

Open for Business. The stand is always a popular destination for exhibitors in Bologna. The open-concept stand features colourful graphics and ample display space sure to draw in visitors and offers a reserved space to each exhibitor in which to conduct business meetings.

All-inclusive Service. Livres Canada Books takes the worry out of exhibiting overseas. We work with fair service providers to handle paperwork, logistics, and promotion, so you can concentrate on business and maximize your time at the Fair.

Options

Full Stand / Table $2,100 (2 metres–wide)

The Full Stand package includes:

  • 2 exhibitor passes
  • 1 table and 4 chairs
  • 8 display shelves (1 metre wide each)
  • signage
  • access to storage
  • listing in the official print and online fair catalogue and Livres Canada Books website
  • consolidated shipping at exhibitor’s expense
  • stand set-up and tear-down
  • reception desk services
  • regular updates on important information as the opening date nears
  • Wi-Fi access

 Half Stand / Table $1,250 (1 metre-wide)

 Note: The Half Stand option is available only in the event that a partner exhibitor is found. Otherwise the Full Stand rate applies.

The Half Stand package includes:

  • 1 exhibitor pass per sharing exhibitor
  • 1 table and 4 chairs (shared by reservation with partner exhibitor)
  • 4 display shelves per sharing exhibitor (1 metre wide each)
  • signage
  • access to storage
  • listing in the official print and online fair catalogue and Livres Canada Books website
  • consolidated shipping at exhibitor’s expense
  • stand set-up and tear-down
  • reception desk services
  • regular updates on important information as the opening date nears
  • Wi-Fi access

Pied-à-terre $1,050

Publishers have different strategies when it comes to determining the most efficient and cost-effective way to attend a fair. Some prefer walking the floor to set up meetings rather than exhibiting books on their own stand. The Pied-à-terre option offers those publishers a shared meeting area with tables and chairs at which to do business.

The Pied-à-terre option includes:

  • 1 exhibitor pass
  • use of the shared meeting area by reservation
  • access to storage
  • listing in the official print and online fair catalogue and Livres Canada Books website
  • reception desk service
  • and regular information updates as the opening date nears
  • Wi-Fi access

Registration to the Pied-à-terre option is limited to one representative per exhibitor.  Use of the shared meeting area is by reservation only.

The Pied-à-terre option does not include signage or display shelving.

Pay-per-title $250/title

The pay-per-title option is ideal for publishers who can’t attend the fair but still want to exhibit their titles on the Stand. It’s a great way of testing the market for specific titles. Books are displayed face out, information on titles is given out to all interested visitors, and any leads collected on your behalf are forwarded to you after the fair.

The Pay-per-title option includes:

  • face-out display space for each title
  • shipping
  • collection of business leads

Other stand/Literary Agents Centre

Publishers exhibiting on their own stand or on their distributor’s stand and those working from the Literary Agents Centre are encouraged to register with Livres Canada Books. Registration is free and includes listings in the fair directory and on the Livres Canada Books website, and regular information bulletins about the fair as the event nears. Just remember to select “Other stand/Agents Centre” on the registration form.

Publishers exhibiting on their own stand are reminded that they are responsible for making all arrangements directly with the fair authorities and/or service providers for space rental and stand furnishings, exhibitor passes, and listings in the fair catalogue.

Registration and Payment

Space on the stand is limited and is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Publishers interested in exhibiting on the stand at the 2019 Bologna Children’s Book Fair should fill out the registration form and submit payment in full as soon as possible.

Registration is effective upon receipt of registration form. Registration is non-refundable. Exhibitors who cancel their registration remain liable for full payment.

Any additional furnishings or accessories (including badges) will be charged back to the exhibitor (prices available on request).

Prices are in Canadian dollars, based on current exchange rates. Livres Canada Books reserves the right to adjust prices in case of any significant devaluation of the Canadian dollar.

DEADLINE: January 25, 2019

Additional Information

For more information, visit our website or contact Christy Doucet, Senior Programs Manager by email or telephone at (613) 562-2324, extension 225.

For general information about the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, visit the fair’s website.