International Book Fair in Cuba Breaks Several Records
The organizers of the 28th International Book Fair (FIL) in Cuba are reporting on Monday the results with several statistics records.
At the closing of the event in Havana, its president, Juan Rodriguez Cabrera, reported that the audience acquired about 409,395 copies this year, 5,000 more than what was achieved in the previous event. The participating record of countries was also broken by receiving more than 400 representatives from 48 nations and the attendance at the San Carlos de la Cabaña fortress, headquarters of FIL in Havana, exceeded 385,000 visitors, higher to 20,900 to 2018. According to the official count, about 100,651 people attended the fair on Saturday, February 16. The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria was the guest of honor during this fair. The country was represented by a delegation made up of more than 30 artists, panelists, editors and writers who exhibited not only literary works; but also music, photography and the cinema of the African nation. The 28th edition of FIL paid tribute to Cuban writer Eduardo Heras Leon, National Literature Prize (2014) and Edition (2001). It also celebrated the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana. According to the president of the event, the fair opened the E-Commerce Book in national currency, a service to be available throughout the country. The fair will now be extended to the rest of the provinces until April 14, in eastern Santiago de Cuba, in an attempt to multiply its benefits.