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Annual International Booksellers Forum

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The Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) organized the second edition of the International Booksellers Forum in cooperation with the Carlos Fuentes Bookstore and the University of Guadalajara Press. After its first edition in 2019, we met again with the aim of sharing experiences and discussing topics of common interest for all professionals who are involved with the different types of bookstores.
That edition of the Forum was composed of different training activities with specific topics where specialists from various countries presented their experiences, with the aim of providing tools to meet the challenges of the book selling business.

This program was open to professionals and exhibitors registered this year. Prior registration was required.


2021 Program

Sunday November 28

18:00 to 19:30

Cities and bookstores: Readers and walkers

Librería Carlos Fuentes, Centro Cultural Universitario

Participants: Diego Silva Ardila, Vicente Quirarte

Presenter: Valentín Ortiz


Monday November 29

16:30 to 17:45

Through Thick and Thin: The Longed-for Return to Physical Spaces

Salón de Profesionales, Área Internacional, Expo Guadalajara

Participants: Mara Rahab Bautista López, César Hernández, Guillermo Rivas

Moderator: Verónica Mendoza


18:00 to 19:15

Networks and Connections: Unity in times of crisis

Salón de Profesionales, Área Internacional, Expo Guadalajara

Participants: Pedro Ponce, Germán Gacio Baquiola, Xóchitl Aguirre

Moderator: Rubén Padilla


19:15 to 20:15

How I became a bookseller (and didn't die trying): Learning, evolving, and the challenges of the book trade

Salón de Profesionales, Área Internacional, Expo Guadalajara

Participant: Cecilia Fanti



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For further information contact:

Exhibitors and Professionals coordinator, Armando M. de Santiago at the phone number (+52) 33 3810 0331, ext.919