This Friday I’ll be packing up my things and my pregnant belly to parts unknown. And, of course, by “parts unknown” I mean “The Bologna Book Fair”. Each year the greatest book fair in the world of children’s books is held in Bologna, Italy. I’m going to do several things while there.
A: Figure out how this fair began in the first place.
B: Report accordingly.
C: Avoid the wine (doggone it).
D: Eat a lot of Italian food.
If my child isn’t born saying “Mama Mia!” then I have failed in my mission. Any advice for me before I leave?
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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