More than 2 million Cubans attended Book Fair 2012
The International Book Fair Cuba 2012 wound up in Santiago, after having toured western, central and eastern Cuba. More than one million copies were sold and over two million Cubans visited the event’s main headquarters throughout the island.
Seven publishing houses that make up the Cuban Book Institute and another 24 such entities from all over the country made their contribution to the fair dedicated to renowned Cuban intellectuals Zoila Lapique and Ambrosio Fornet, and to the cultures of the so called Grand Caribbean.
Along with editorial novelties, book presentations, readings, colloquiums, theater plays, concerts and other activities were attended by readers all over Cuba, which also commemorated the centennial of Cuban playwright Virgilio Piñera.
The International Book Fair Cuba 2013 will be dedicated to the 160th anniversary of the birth of Cuban National Hero José Martí and to National Social Sciences and History Award winner Pedro Pablo Rodríguez and National Literature Award Laureate Daniel Chavarría. Next year’s cultural gathering will also pay homage to the cultures of the People’s Republic of Angola.