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“31 Days of Reading in Spanish" promotes summer reading

Each day, throughout the month of July, SpanglishBaby features a different review of a children’s bilingual or Spanish-language book and information about where parents can buy them online. This initiative aims to promote reading among bilingual families, Latina Lista reports.

Shimon Peres to open Guadalajara International Book Fair

Israeli president Shimon Peres will open the 27th edition Guadalajara Book Fair, to be held from November 30 to December 8, 2013. Israel is the guest of honor at the event, and its delegations will include more than 30 authors, El País reports.

'Santa Biblia / Holy Bible: Reina-Valera 1909' published by Barbour Publishing is #1 best selling title in Spanish in the US for week 26

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 26 of 2013 (week ending 6/30/2013).

Dan Brown returns with Inferno

For those who have not read Dante Alighieri’s masterpiece “Divine Comedy,” one of literature’s crown jewels, DanBrown’s “Inferno” is a unique opportunity to get close to this masterpiece. Tintafresca sat down with the bestselling author to talk about his latest book.

Robert Downey Jr. talks about Don Quixote and other heros with ARS

The star of “Iron Man” is ARS's Amigo del Español this month. In an extensive interview, the actor confesses that although he barely speaks Spanish, he is in love with Don Quixote. Very relaxed, he also talked about the books he is currently reading, how it feels to walk the red carpet and when he will be performing in a small film again.

Bookmasters to print and distribute Edibesa’s debut of daily Catholic devotional book in English

Bookmasters has signed an agreement with Spanish publisher Edibesa to print and distribute the English and Spanish versions of Edibesa’s daily Catholic devotional book: Gospel 2014 and Evangelio 2014. Each year since 1997, the Spanish version has sold between 600,000 and 1 million copies in Spain.

ARS's Días de Cine program comes to an end

After several successful months, Días de Cine Reading Club is ending this week. The program, sponsored by America Reads Spanish, promoted literature in Spanish in U.S. libraries and universities. The original and entertaining format closes this cycle with the movie “Adosados”, featured until July 7th.

Author Junot Díaz talks about love and infidelity

Five years after winning a Pulitzer Prize, Dominican American author Junot Díaz launches a collection of love stories, Así Es Como La Pierdes (This Is How You Lose Her) published by Vintage Español. Díaz is back in familiar territory, revisiting the lives of characters that have become staples of his writing, like the philandering Yunior. From New York City, where he lives, Díaz discusses with Tintafresca his latest book.

ARS latest newsletter is now available

Read in the June edition about the 30th anniversary of the Miami Book Fair International and how a school in Kansas is improving its Spanish programs. Don't miss Robert Downey Jr interview in Amigos del Español section, plus the latest books releases, links to ARS TV and ARS Radio.

Harvard University is watching Spanish grow

The newly created Instituto Cervantes Observatory of the Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures in the United States at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Harvard University will address issues like how Spanish language has been altered by its interaction with the American linguistic melting pot and how will it sound in a decade, the Harvard Gazette reports.

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