World Book Day

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Together for reading

What is the World Book Day?

The World Book Day (April 23) is a celebration created in 1995 by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Since 2002, the Guadalajara International Book Fair celebrates it with a public reading, that has grown to convoque more than 10.000 people and is done simultaneously in 80 municipalities of Jalisco and eleven other cities. The author whose work is read is chosen through public voting. Authors showcased include Juan José Arreola (2002, 2011 and 2018), Julio Cortázar (2003), Pablo Neruda (2004), Julio Verne (2005), Jorge Luis Borges (2006), Gabriel García Márquez (2007), Agustín Yáñez (2008), Horacio Quiroga (2009), Jorge Ibargüengoitia (2010), Bram Stoker (2012), Jane Austen ( 2013), José Emilio Pacheco (2014), Lewis Carroll (2015), Mary Shelley (2016), Ignacio Padilla ( 2017), Fernando del Paso (2019) and Ray Bradbury (2020).



For further information contact:

Press Office and Publicity General coordinator, Mariño González at the phone number (52 33) 3810-0331, ext. 952