January 9 2014
Vice president of the Cuban Book Institute Juan Rodriguez told reporters that a total of 2.5 million copies will be on the offer.
Ecuador is the guest nation to the fair and it will be represented by 32 works at what the major event of its kind of the island.
Some 160 world personalities will attend the fair, including 120 writers, plus 130 exhibitors who have already rented 2 thousand 622 square meters at the exhibit ground at Havana’s San Carlos de la Cabana Fortress, right on the side of the Havana harbor.
A colloquium on anthropology and archeology
The fair’s program includes for the first time a colloquium on anthropology and archeology, with outstanding Ecuadorian, Mexican and Cuban experts in the field.
The exhibit and sales of books will also take place in different areas of downtown Havana, such as the University of Havana and other cultural institutions.
The fair, which aims at promoting national and foreign literature, will pay homage this year to outstanding Cuban poetess Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda in her 200th birthday anniversary and to the 100th anniversary of Cuban Samuel Feijo and Onelio Jorge Cardoso.
- A space filled only with the inspiration, passion, adventures and mysteries of the written word
- The Havana Book Fair 2013