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Días de Cine Reading Club features “El abuelo” until March 31st

The movie, based on Benito Pérez Galdós' novel, will be available at Días de Cine Reading Club until March 31st, 2013. This initiative is sponsored by the America Reads Spanish program and the American Library Association to promote literature and the Spanish language in American libraries and universities.

Librarians reveal the movers and shakers of 2013

So far, over 600 librarian are among the “people shaping the future of Libraries”. Library Journal presents every each of them. Discover who the Change Agents are, the Innovators, the Marketers, the Advocates, the Community and the Tech Leaders. Or see what librarian from your home state has made the list.

IfBookThen starts today in Stockholm

The conference on the future of publishing, organized by Bookrepublic, focuses on changes in the reading experience and the relationship between author, publisher and reader in the new digital era.

Juan Manuel Cruz Gálvez elected CEGAL's new president

The new head of the Spanish Confederation of Unions and Associations of Booksellers, was elected last week. CEGAL gathers 1,600 bookstores located in Spain.

José Ovejero wins Alfaguara Novel Prize 2013

The 54-year-old-Spanish author won the prestigious award for his novel “La invención del amor."

'Santa Biblia / Holy Bible: Reina-Valera 1909' published by Barbour Publishing is #1 best selling title in Spanish in the US for week 11

Nielsen BookScan, part of the Nielsen Company (US) LLC, and America Reads Spanish (ARS) present the free, weekly list of the Spanish bestseller titles in the US Market for week 11 of 2013 (week ending 3/17/2013).

University of Nevada published a history of Basque literature in English

The Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, announced the publication “Basque Literary History”. This work has the main purpose of presenting written Basque literature since the seventeenth century to academic centers in United States.

Instituto Cervantes New York is launching 'Cuando los chinos hablan'

The non-fiction essay, written by Ana Fuentes, tells real, amazing stories of ten Chinese people from all rungs of the socio-economic ladder: from a dissident lawyer, a young nationalistic millionaire, an entrepreneur, to a nostalgic maoist taxi driver, and a migrant worker, among others.

Basque author is not invisible anymore

Dolores Redondo's novel, “The invisible guardian”, has been reprinted five times in three weeks following publication in January in the original Spanish language, and translation rights have been sold in 15 languages. In a piece entitled “The Rising Basque Star of Crime Fiction,” Publishing Perspectives tells us who she is.

Head of Guadalajara Book Fair resigns

Nubia Macías Navarro has put an end to a decade in charge of the International Book Fair of Guadalajara. Her resignation has been a surprise, both in Mexico and in the publishing community around the globe. Macias resigned Thursday with a statement and refused to comment further, reports "El País".

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