Buenos Aires, with 2.8 million people, has 734 bookstores, or 25 for every 100,000 people — the highest per capita in the world.
Writing Behind Bars: Publishing House Launched in an Argentine Women’s Prison
Argentina’s Ediciones Me Muero Muerta [I Die Dying Editions] is truly unique and is likely the first publishing house to operate from inside an women’s prison.
Uruguay’s Cristina Mosca Builds on 124 Years of Bookselling
Cristina Mosca comes from a long family tradition of bookselling, and she’s forged her own path as conditions changed for her Montevideo business.
Piglia’s 2011 Romulo Gallegos Winner Tops Venezuelan Bestseller Lists
By Andres Hax Over the course of each year, there are many important literary prizes in Latin America and Spain, and as this newsletter progresses we will note each as they arrive. But a recent news item from Venezuela gives us an appropriate excuse to mention the Romulo Gallegos prize for the novel. The news is that Blanco Nocturno by …
Looking at Latin American Culture
The latest issue of Revista Ñ focuses on the culture of Latin America
“EldíaB” Celebrates Bibliodiversity Across the Globe
Happy Bibliodiversity Day! Argentine Guido Indij argues the book world is dominated by the North and, accordingly, bibliodiversity is under threat.
Buenos Aires Book Fair: A Kiss on the Cheek Brings the Sting of Politics
By Edward Nawotka For an American, the Latin American habit of greeting one with a kiss on the cheek– even someone you’ve just, or even never, met before — can be unexpected. But it does make one feel welcome and you quickly get used to it. In Buenos Aires, where the 37th edition of it’s annual Feria International del Libro, …