IBBY provides collections of books, usually with an annotated catalogue, as travelling exhibitions. The collection can be borrowed for a fixed fee of CHF 100.00 per location, including five copies of the appropriate catalogue. The prices for bulk copies of the catalogues is available on request. The shipping of the books to and from the IBBY Secretariat has to be paid for by the exhibitor.


Exhibitions available at present:


IBBY Honour List

The exhibition comprises the complete collection of the most recent selection: approximately 150 titles. Every two years a new selection of outstanding titles is made by the National Sections and is first shown during the IBBY Congress. Subsequently the collection is shown at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the Basel Book Fair and travels throughout Japan. In recent years other locations have included the Moscow International Book Fair, the Tehran Book Fair, the USBBY Regional Conferences, and at events in Switzerland, Ireland, Britain, Philippines and Germany.


Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities

This regular selection of titles that are suitable for young people with disabilities is a smaller collection than the Honour List: approximately 50 titles per selection. Each selection is first shown at the IBBY stand at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and then is available as a travelling exhibition. In recent years the collections have been shown in Japan, Iran, Germany and India.


Silent Books

In response to the waves of immigrants landing on the island of Lampedusa, IBBY Italy created a collection of silent books (wordless picture books) that could be understood and enjoyed by children regardless of language. These books were collected from IBBY National Sections, over one hundred books from over twenty countries. The set was exhibited at the Bologna Book Fair in 2013. One set of books was deposited at the documentation and research archive in Rome (Palazzo della Esposizioni), a set delivered to the library in Lampedusa and a further set was made available for exhibition. The collection of Silent Books comprises about 110 picture books and an online catalogue is available.


Please contact the IBBY Secretariat for more details and the availability of the exhibitions.