About CCBF

The China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair (CCBF) is approved by Shanghai Press & Publication Administration, organised by Shanghai Xinhua Distribution Group Co., Ltd., 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 Asia Pacific.

Over eight editions, CCBF has thrived to accomplishing its motto—Embracing the Future. Not only is the fair a leading copyright hub for children’s books, but it is also a premium platform offering marketing solutions and crossover possibilities for a wide range of industries. CCBF plays an important role in promoting quality children’s literature and encourages reading culture among young children. Since 2018, it has entered into close cooperation with Bologna Children’s Book Fair (BCBF) organised by BolognaFiere. With a history of over 50 years, the BCBF is the largest children’s literature fair in the world. This exciting association also aims to 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.

Other than the exhibition itself, the fair offers a rich programme of events. Some of the most notable activities include the Conference & Seminars, the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition, the Illustrators Avenue, the Children Plus Exhibitionand many other events to promote reading. All in all, the 2020 programme boasted 83 guests and speakers from 12 countries brought together in 57 official events, held as a conjunction of online and offline sessions.

The 9th edition of CCBF concluded successfully on 4 December 2022, covering a total surface of 10,800 square metres. The Fair showcased 30,000 recent children's titles, among which 10,000 are overseas publications hailing from 17 different countries and territories. There were 70 online and offline professional programmes and readers' events held concurrently with the exhibition at more than 20 locations around major cities in China, including schools, bookstores, libraries, art museums, etc. CCBF has brought a total of 11,394 visitors to its fairgrounds, while online events streamed on local platforms gathered a total of 6,000,000 views all across the country.

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