The 76th edition of the Madrid Book Fair takes places in the Retiro park from May 26 to June 11. The guest country is Portugal, geographically very close but quite unknown to the average Spaniard… In 367 huts a total of 488 exhibitors present themselves. There are expected more than 2 M visitors. This year’s slogan: “Madrid, city of reading”, supported by statistics that say that Madrid is the region of Spain where people read most. Among the more than 5,000 activities is for the first time a summit of book fair directors with those of the most important ones in Latin America: Buenos Aires, Guadalajara, Bogotá and Lima.
SOURCE: Fernando García, La Vanguardia, May 27, 2017, p. 40 [printed edition]; Madrid Book Fair