Bologna exhibitors overcome scheduling clash as fair opens in positive mood

Bologna exhibitors overcome scheduling clash as fair opens in positive mood

Numbers at this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair (BCBF) have held steady, despite the 2016 event taking place just a matter of days before the 2016 London Book Fair (LBF), which has led to logistical challenges and increased costs for some publishers who are attending both fairs.

The clash between the Bologna and London fairs has been particularly difficult for exhibitors who will use the same stand at each venue. Sharon Parker, Bonnier chief operating officer, admitted costs have “about doubled” in order to transport the publisher’s stand over to London in time for the start of LBF, on...

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