Fiesta del libro 2017

Believing so much in reading that it comes true

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Reading can transform everything. This is an idea that I keep turning over in my mind. Like in the story of that king: everything that reading touches is turned, not into gold, but into something much more valuable. But reading is elusive; at first, it may sound even selective, but is not that proud; it is just that reading waits and waits for the best time to change a life. And as soon as it is given the chance because of a moment of boredom, because of a chance encounter, reading enters and gets its way…

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publishing is business

Publishers in turbulent times (1)

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In the 29th Bogota International Book Fair (2016), the book Manual de edición: guía para estos tiempos revueltos was launched. We had the opportunity of interviewing their two authors, Manuel Gil and Martín Gómez, to find out what they think about certain editorial issues that are discussed in depth in their book. This is the first of two deliveries we have for you…

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fiesta_libro01

Life is one big festival!

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In September stories from many places around the world arrive in Medellin and settled in the north of the city. They come from cold northern Europe, the warm Mediterranean, the United States and Mexico, Chile and Argentina, Ecuador and Venezuela. Others come from the Caribbean and Pacific and join ours that were born in the Andes Mountains, in the plains, on the coasts, in the savannas. All of them bring a message that the city will read during a ten-day Festival in which reading and life will be the guests of honor…

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