Booksellers programme at BolognaBookPlus 2023


Are you interested in participating in a full programme of events, training, networking, bookshop visits and award ceremonies in Bologna next March 2023? Don't hesitate and apply to join us!

BBPlus, the new brand extension of the renowned Bologna Children’s Book Fair (BCBF), aimed at general trade adult publishing, launched a hosted bookseller programme in partnership with RISE Bookselling in March 2022. The first edition of the programme was a great success, with 10 booksellers from different European countries participating. Read more about their experience here.

2023 will see the second edition of the programme unfold between 6-9 March 2023. Another group of booksellers will be selected from applications received before 9 December 2022.


When and where will the event take place?

Between 6 and 9 March 2023 in Bologna, Italy, in parallel to the Bologna Children's Book Fair.

More information and how to apply

Through the RISE Bookselling programme, we help booksellers of all kinds to participate in international training and networking opportunities. We enable booksellers, who are members of one of the network organisations, to join their colleagues and participate in a dedicated programme, developed in partnership with the event organisers.

Following a successful application, applicants will be offered a place to participate in selected international sector event. Following the event, participants will have to provide an overview of activities report to the coordinator. They will also be expected to participate in RISE promotional opportunities following the event, which can include, among others, sharing quotes, blog posts and multimedia from the event on RISE website and social media channels, as well as providing feedback on the event.

Through this agreement, the coordinator will cover travel costs for the participants between their home and event location, and accommodation costs for the duration of the programme. 

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RISE Bookselling is a network programme organized by the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) and co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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