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The Children’s Italian Book Fairs in the San Francisco Bay Area | October 2013

The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 22, 2013

Italian Book Fair

Overview

Every year Elisabetta Ponti organizes The Children’s Italian Book Fairs in the Bay Area. Hundreds of Italian books for children (0 to 13 years old) selected from some of the most distinguished Italian publishers.

Story

La Festa del Libro: A Children’s Italian Book Fair Extravaganza is an annual event organized by Elisabetta Ponti since 2008. After exchanging Italian books with other moms eager to transmit not only her language but also her traditions and cultural heritage, the idea of celebrating once a year the creativity and imagination of Italian Children’s authors has emerged as evidence.

Encouraged by Book Passage who has hosted the fair during the past editions, Elisabetta has been increasingly supported by Italian schools, language programs, parents and Italian culture lovers and the fair is now one of the main Italian cultural events of the Bay Area.

In the last two year La Festa del Libro has moved to the Museo Italo Americano where families can, along with the books appreciate exhibits from Italian artists. During the fair, kids can enjoy Story Times (in Italian) at 11am and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

When

La Festa del Libro: A Children’s Italian Book Fair Extravaganza

October 5-6-7, 2013
Museo Italo Americano
Fort Mason Center, Building C
San Francisco, CA 94123

Past Annuals

October 1-2-3, 2011
Museo Italo Americano
Fort Mason Center, Building C
San Francisco, CA 94123

December 4, 2010
Book Passage – Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.

September 5 – 6, 2010
Book Passage – San Francisco

August 28 – 29, 2010
Italian American Festa
Little Italy Kids School – San Jose

August 28 – 29, 2010
Book Passage – Corte Madera

September 6-7, 2009
Book Passage – San Francisco

August 29-30, 2009
Book Passage – Corte Madera

October 25-26, 2008
Book Passage – Corte Madera

For more information, visit: lafestadellibro.com

Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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