Snippet: Madrid Book Fair, 30 May – 15 June

In parallel to the Lisbon Book Fair, from May 30 to June 15, the 73rd edition of the Feria del Libro de Madrid [Madrid Book Fair] will take place at the Retiro park. There will be 364 pavilions hosting 508 exhibitors, among them 218 publishers headquartered in Madrid and 134 from outside the Spanish capital. This year’s motto is “Deletrear el mundo” [Spell the world]. There will be a non-stop reading of One Hundred Years of Solitude in honor of the recently deceased Gabriel García Márquez; other writers will get one-minute readings via the park’s PA system. One central topic for discussions, etc. will be the centenary of the start of World War I – in which Spain didn’t take part (at least officially, though it did as a supplier of goods to the warring coalitions, and as a base for spies). 

The official homepage has got all the details (in Spanish).

Source: La Vanguardia May 26, 2014



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