Bologna

Photos from Bologna

Last week I was in Italy for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Here are a few photos:

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View from my hotel room.

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Italian gramma watering her plants.

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There’s a used book tent in town (no relation to the Fair I don’t think). Not pictured: X-Men comic books in Italian.

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First night in Bologna Greenhouse has a family dinner with our sister company Rights People and Working Partners. It ends, inevitably, with limoncello.

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Covered sidewalks at night. So pretty!

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The decidedly less-pretty back alleys of the actual fair grounds. Occasionally you spot a celebrity or two.

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2am, the street outside our perfect little hotel.

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The weather was *beautiful* this year.

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With Greenhouse’s brilliant U.K. agent Polly Nolan. This is Tuesday afternoon I believe and we’re pretty fatigued after two straight days of meetings. But spirits are high!

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#want

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Last but not least, De Cesari, where I had dinner my last night in town. Some of the best food (and service) I’ve ever experienced in Bologna, which is a pretty high standard. All of it totally worth the crippling jet lag.

For more photos of the fair, check out Publishers Weekly’s Photos from Bologna special edition.

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Hell Week

So this week will be complete madness as I make my final preps for the Bologna book fair and wrap up (at long last) the first draft of my new book. I’m also getting over a cold, exaserbated by the asbestos spewing (illegal) construction going on in my bathroom. Thanks, landlord!

I had a stroke of genius on the train today and have to wait until I get home to apply it to my draft. Ah well. Work work work.