Il Cinema Ritrovato Book Fair

from 19th to 27th July:

  • from 19th to 25th July from 9am to 6.30pm
  • from 26th to 27th July from 9.30am to 1pm and from 3pm to 6.30pm

Inside the Renzo Renzi Library, free entry.


Born in 2003 within the Festival Il Cinema Ritrovato, the Book Fair has had a continuous development throughout the years, becoming one of the best opportunities to seek publications from the film industry from all over the world here in Italy.
During its early years the event has hosted outside store outlets almost exclusively. However, since 2014 the Cineteca di Bologna has decided to adopt a new approach and a more ambitious objective by contacting dozens of publishers and distributors directly.
This has resulted in having both books and DVDs on sale from one hundred different prestigious publishing companies, for a total of over 1000 titles.
The Fair takes place in the beautiful setting of the Renzo Renzi Library, where the Hospitality Office for the Festival is also located, and is divided in three macro areas: Film Archives, book publishers and DVD / Blu-Ray publishers.


A rich showcase of film publications

The event is mainly for a specialized audience, those who attend Il Cinema Ritrovato, but also for amateurs in love with cinema who can certainly find something interesting thanks to the wide variety of titles.
During the most recent editions the Fair has given special attention to the volumes dedicated to Cinema Studiespublished by the most renowned universities in the U.S.A.
Furthermore, a third of the space is occupied by independent stores which propose alternative offerings of rare books, vintage graphic material, new and used DVDs. For its part, the Cineteca di Bologna offers a wide selection of its own published titles, books and box-sets to its visitors, adding each year the latest releases hot off the press.
As always of course a large selection of vintage books, gadgets and posters / placards are also available.


Contact information
tel. +39 051 219 4846

Book Fair 2021 is made by Davide Badini, Silvia Beltrani, Elena Correra, Anna Fiaccarini, Eva Lorenzoni, Monia Malaguti e Sara Rognoni, in collaborazione con Marco Persico. 

The following people have cooperated in past editions of the Book Fair: Elena Geri, Lapo Mazzanti, Mariangela Martelli, Tiziana Moretti, Silvia Pagani, Antonio Rojas Perez, Davide Salvemini.