IBBY Calendar 2023

Please note that all in-person events are subject to change.
Details of national or regional events can be found in the Regional and National Sections newsletters in IBBY Worldwide. A more detailed Agenda for IBBY Members is on the Members' Site.


Publication of Bookbird issue Vol. 61.1/2023



Publication of Bookbird issue Vol. 61.2/2023

4 - 5 March

IBBY Executive Committee meeting in Bologna, Italy

6 - 9 March

Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Stand: Hall 29 C51

The IBBY Stand at the Bologna Fair will feature:

2024 Hans Christian Andersen Award
IBBY Selection of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities 2023
International Children's Book Day 2023

6 March

IBBY Press Conference at the Illustrators Café at Bologna Children's Book Fair
14.30 CET

Welcome by IBBY President Sylvia Vardell
IBBY news and activities
International Children’s Book Day 2023, sponsored by IBBY Greece
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature
2024 IBBY World Congress in Trieste, Italy
  2023 IBBY Selection ofOutstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities
Nami Concours and NAMBOOK Festival 2023
2024 Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury and Nominees

9 March

3rd IBBY Europe regional conference in Bologna

Theme: “Finding a Safe Home in Books”

23 April

Inauguration of World Book Capital 2023: Accra, Ghana


Publication of Bookbird issue 61.3/2021

Hans Christian Andersen Award nominee's special edition


IBBY Executive Committee meeting in Madrid, Spain


Publication of Bookbird issue 61.4/2023