Bologna Book Fair delay 'a real blow' to trade as coronavirus hits Italy

Bologna Book Fair delay 'a real blow' to trade as coronavirus hits Italy

Children’s publishers say the Bologna Book Fair’s postponement until May because of the coronavirus is a “real blow” but they will find new ways to market their titles to clients in the meantime.

Organisers announced yesterday (24th February) that the event, originally due to begin on 30th March, will now take place from 4th May to 7th May.

In an email to exhibitors, the organisers said: “We of course understand the organisational problems this postponement will cause. However, given the current national and international situation, we felt duty bound to take this difficult decision. We v...

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