The third IBBY European Regional Conference took place at the Bologna Children's Book Fair on March 9, 2023. Several IBBY sections from all over Europe worked together to organise the conference, the theme painfully relevant across the whole of Europe: Finding a safe home in books. Every child has the right to a safe home. Yet, children all over the world often face moments of doubt, insecurity, fear, loss or threat. This is where the power of stories comes in, because books can offer shelter, give hope and create awareness. Stories have the potential to show you that you are not alone, and that others are in the same situation. Books can offer ideas and scenarios that are beyond our own imagination, showing us a different and, perhaps, a better world.