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  • Beijing Book Fair 2021 Gets Back on Track

    After being postponed in late August, the 2021 Beijing Book Fair is nearing the end of its five-day run. The hybrid event is taking place against a backdrop of numerous policy changes implemented by the Chinese government that are impacting the publishing industry.

  • Beijing Book Fair Postponed at Last Minute

    The Beijing International Book Fair will be postponed to a later date as a result of the spread of the coronavirus around Beijing, organizers announced today. The fair, which was holding both in-person and virtual exhibitions, was originally scheduled to start tomorrow.

  • Bologna Children's Fair Sees Increase in Online Visitors

    The Bologna Children's Book Fair's virtual events program wrapped up last week and organizers cited a 55% increase in pageviews compared with last year's fair. Some 16,000 professionals participated.

  • Bologna Conference Seeks Answers from the Pandemic

    The opening day of the Bologna Children's Book Fair offered the day-long, virtual conference “Forging Forward - An Interruption, or an Opportunity to Rethink," which focused on the impact of the global pandemic and related topics.

  • Levine Querido Among Bologna's 2021 Publisher of the Year Winners

    Levine Querido was among six winners of the Bologna Children's Book Fair's BOP – Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year Awards, which also included winners from Colombia, Iran, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Tanzania.

  • Global CEOs Discuss Silver Linings, Consequences of the Pandemic

    BolognaBookPlus, the new online trade conference of the Bologna Book Fair, brought together publishing CEOs from Australia, Mexico, Sweden and the U.K. to discuss how their businesses have fared recently.

  • Beijing Book Fair Remains a Hybrid Event

    During the 28th edition of the Beijing Book Fair, the physical show will be limited to local companies. For international publishers, BIBF has launched Smart Assistant, a service that provides on-site assistants to help international publishers present their titles physically at the show.

  • Abu Dhabi Book Fair to Hold Hybrid Event

    The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair in the United Arab Emirates is scheduled for May 23-29 as a hybrid event, with both virtual events and a live exhibition. Germany is the guest of honor.

  • Suited to Change: Spotlight on the Jerusalem International Book Forum

    Known for its mix of intellectual and informal gatherings, the forum embraces cultural diversity and fosters inclusion and open dialogue. (Sponsored)

  • Bologna Children's Book Fair Will Be Virtual

    For a second year in a row, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair will be an exclusively virtual book fair. Organizers had held out hope that the event, scheduled for June 14–17, could be an in-person show, but continuing Covid concerns forced the cancellation of all live plans.

  • Bologna Confirms In-Person June Fair, New Programs

    The Bologna Children’s Book Fair has confirmed its plans to hold an in-person book fair, June 14–17, and opened registration for exhibitors.

  • Registration Opens for PW’s U.S. Book Show

    PW's newly organized U.S. Book Show, slated to run May 25-27, 2021, is open for registration.

  • Taipei Book Fair Forced to Go Virtual

    A last-minute outbreak of Covid-19 cases at a local hospital effectively derailed the planned in-person segment of the 2021 Taipei International Book Fair, which ran from January 26 to 31 as a virtual event.

  • Virtual Guadalajara Book Fair Attracted Big Audiences

    The virtual Guadalajara International Book Fair featured 406 events with 811 speakers participating from 46 countries, including 310 authors from 38 countries. The online activities, television, and radio broadcasts attracted an audience of 21 million people.

  • Guadalajara's Book Fair Goes Digital

    The Guadalajara International Book Fair is offering a virtual program with more than 300 events, including four days of professional panels and 120 book readings and launches by authors from 38 countries.

  • Bologna Fair Moves to June 2021, Adds General Book Program

    The Bologna Children’s Book Fair has changed its dates for 2021, moving from April to June 14–17.

  • The Hybrid Shanghai Children’s Book Fair Completes Run

    With travel limited, the eighth edition of the children's fair combined in-person attendance with live-streamed conferences and events.

  • Canada Shines at Frankfurt 2020

    The country will be well represented at the world’s biggest book fair. (Sponsored)

  • Bookselling Activism During the Pandemic

    At its fall show, Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association members discussed how to keep activism front and center at bookstores—even as the Covid-19 crisis limits physical interaction and community events.

  • Book Fair Directors Say Live Shows Must Go On

    On the eve of the Gothenburg Book Fair, which runs September 24-28, director Frida Edman and Frankfurt's Juergen Boos have written an open letter saying virtual events are no substitute for live fairs.

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