12th International Book Fair of Puerto Rico

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The 12th International Book Fair of Puerto Rico [XII Feria Internacional del Libro de Puerto Rico, FIL-PR], one of the largest book fairs in the Caribbean, will take place from October 21-25 de 2009 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center (100 Convention Boulevard, San Juan, Puerto Rico). The book fair will be open on weekdays from 9:00am to 9:00pm and weekends from 11:00am to 9:00pm.

Each year, the book fair contributes to the support of books and reading. It is a space where national and international publishers converge to present their latest publications. This year’s motto is “La lectura acorta distancias” [Reading Shortens Distances]. Organized around the traditional Café de los Poetas, heart of the FIL-PR, the fair will gather approximately 350 publishers from Spain, Argentina, México, Colombia, United States, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Canada, and Guatemala, among others. Another part of this book celebration will be Ecológica 2009, dedicated to the role that businesses have in the development of a better quality of life.

For more information, see www.filpuertorico.org

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