Millions head for Latin American book fairs in the shadow of Frankfurt

Frankfurt is well-known as the world’s biggest trade fair for books, and rightly grabs all the media attention during its short course, but meanwhile the rest of the world carries on with its own literary frenzy of book fairs and festivals, all year around, often unnoticed and unremarked. Come the new year I’m going to Read More …

Panama International Book Fair tops 100,000 visitors at half-way mark

Little noticed outside Central America, the Panama International Book Fair is on its penultimate day, running August 14-19. With a population of just 4 million one might expect the Panama book fair to be a low key affair attracting a handful of visitors, but typically 100,000 will turn out for these fairs, and this year Read More …