Havana’s Book Fair Event Concludes Sunday

Prensa Latina News Agency

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This year the book event was dedicated to Havana’s Historian Eusebio Leal. (Photo: ACN).

The International Book Fair continues to be the most important event in the Cuban publishing sector

The International Book Fair (FIL) culminates today its 27th chapter in Havana to expand to other provinces of Cuba, under the usual motto of Leer is to grow.

In the Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña, main venue of the event in Havana, took place since last February 1 symposiums, lectures, lectures, presentations of texts, awards, audiovisual projections, demonstrations of performing arts, exhibitions and concerts.

The International Book Fair continues to be the most important event in the Cuban publishing sector and this year it had the participation of 41 nations.

China stood out with the largest delegation of professionals in the appointment (more than 200 people) for being the guest of honor of the 27th edition, for which moved some seven thousand volumes to the Cuban capital in order to expose the riches of their culture thousand years

Throughout the event, more than 120 exhibitors from 22 nations invaded the dissimilar spaces of the Fort of San Carlos de la Cabaña, the largest military building built by Spain in America, now converted into an extensive cultural and museum complex.

Of the 62 foreign publishers present, outstanding institutions from Peru, Spain and Panama, with a greater number of representatives.

In parallel to the main venue, the fair went on simultaneously in 22 branches, due to its broad academic, artistic and literary program, impossible to concentrate in a single venue.

The 27th edition of the fair was dedicated as a personality to Dr. Eusebio Leal, historian of the city of Havana and a highly admired researcher throughout Ibero-America.

Once the chapter finishes here, this cultural event will begin its journey through the island until the end of May 13 in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba.

Before, it will be developed in Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Camagüey, Artemisa, Pinar del Río, Ciego de Ávila, Holguín, Las Tunas, Granma, Isla de la Juventud, Villa Clara, Mayabeque, Sancti Spíritus and Guantanamo, to consolidate its prestige as the greatest Literary party of Cuba.


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