World Book Day
What is the World Book Day?
The International Day of the Book is a celebration established in 1995 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Since 2002, the Guadalajara International Book Fair celebrates this day with a 12-hour long public reading marathon. The work of the selected author is chosen through public voting, and has included Juan José Arreola (2002 and 2011), 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), Juan José Arreola (2011) Bram Stoker (2012), Jane Austen (2013), José Emilio Pacheco (2014), Lewis Carroll (2015) and Mary Shelley (2016).
In celebration of this year’s World Book Day 51,269 readers participated in bringing Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to life at over 60 places in Jalisco, Mexico City and other states including Michoacán and Querétaro.
For further information contact:
Press Office and Publicity General coordinator, Mariño González at the phone number (52 33) 3810-0331, ext. 952