China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair
2021 China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) Postponement Announcement. CCBF 2021 Postponement Announcement. Save the date and join us in Shanghai! Book your stand at CCBF 2021 and connect with professionals from Asia Pacific. Call for works Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award.
The Fair has been postponed from 18 to 20 November 2022 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre.
The 9th China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair, originally scheduled for 19-21 November at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre in Shanghai, has been rescheduled for 20-22 March 2022. This is due to the current situation in China regarding the epidemic control. These dates are in line with the 59th Bologna Children's Book Fair, (BCBF), which was held in Italy 21-24 March 2022. The two major professional fairs for children's books will be able to connect East and West via innovative, real-time events. The two fairs will coordinate joint activities in copyright trading, book promotion, and illustration to allow participants from both sides of the globe to network effectively through time and space.
2021 CCBF will be held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre, (SWEECC) from 19-21 November. We look forward to seeing you in Shanghai this autumn.
The 2022 (34th CICLA) will see the presentation of four awards: Best Picture Book Award and Best Literacy Award. New Chinese Writer Award and Exceptional Achievement Award. To promote outstanding picture books and literature for children, organizers released the inaugural "Recommended Works Of the Year" list. To promote cooperation among investors, authors, and publishers, a Matchmaking Meeting of Chinese Excellent Children's Literature is also planned.
The China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF)
The China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) is held under the guidance of the Press and Publication Administration, organized by the Shanghai Press & Publication Administration, China Education Publishing & Media Group Ltd., and China Universal Press & Publication Co., Ltd., co-organised by Ronbo BolognaFiere Shanghai Ltd. Launched in 2013, CCBF has quickly become an important event for the global publishing industry. It is the only fair fully dedicated to books and specific contents for children aged from 0 to 16 in the Asia Pacific.
During its seven years of development, CCBF has centered on the theme of “embracing the future.” The fair provides a leading copyright exchange hub for children’s books. It plays an important role in promoting Chinese children’s literature internationally and encourages reading culture among young children.CCBF opened a magnificent new chapter by collaborating with Bologna Children’s Book Fair (BCBF) organized by BolognaFiere. With a history of over 50 years, the BCBF is the largest children’s literature fair in the world. This exciting cooperation will better serve the current strategy of China’s publishing industry–disseminating original content worldwide and bringing the best international books to local readers–also known as the “go global, bring in” policy.
CCBF successfully brought together 367 exhibitors from 25 countries and territories, as 33,796 visitors from many professional backgrounds including illustrators, designers, publishing agencies, authors, literary agents, translators, content developers, packagers, printers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, education and training institutions, cultural institutions, librarians, teachers and children's book lovers.
Other than the exhibition itself, the fair offers a wide range of activities. Some of the notable activities are a series of Conferences & Seminars, the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition, the Illustrators Survival Corner, the Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award, the Authors Festival, the Shanghai Visiting International Publishers Programme (SHVIP) and other events to promote reading.