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Venezuela’s Book Import Controls Threaten Cultural Isolation

In Spanish World Book News by Julieta Lionetti

“I know beforehand that I will not have the book the client is asking for in 90% of cases.” By Julieta Lionetti CARACAS: Just 1% of titles published in Spanish ever make it to Venezuela, says Roger Michelena, owner of Librerias Michelena and editorial director and founder of Ficcion Breve, an independent literary trade publisher in Caracas. Of the many …