|Visitors at the Book Fair - A crowd drawer|
Yes, Porto Alegre has a book fair. An annual event held every year towards the end of October, beginning of November.
It is one of the oldest in the country. This after one porto-alegrean visited one such fair in Rio de Janeiro and inspired, he came up with a similar event in Porto Alegre. That was in 1955.
What they wanted was to make books available to the masses and since they would not come to the books why not take the books to the them? That is what they did back then.
|Paixão Cortês - Honoree 2010.|
With all the success, at the occasion of the eleventh book fair, the tradition of adopting one Honoree – a Guest of Honor, so to speak – who would represent the whole idea of the fair, began. And to him homage is paid every year. The Honoree, more often than not a writer or an important personality connected to books or to academia, is always busy granting interviews and making clear his vision of the world.
This year’s fair will be held from October 29th to November 15th , 2010. Been swayed? Catch that flight and visit the fair.
Book Fair Organizers