Venezuela's International Book Fair Comes to Caracas

Venezuela's annual book fair opened in Caracas between 9 and 18 March, and will now travel on to other states around the country.

By AVN, Franklin Rosales, Venezuelanalyis.com

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A young man concentrates intently in one of the book stalls (AVN)
A young man concentrates intently in one of the book stalls (AVN)

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Children's activities (AVN)
Children's activities (AVN)

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Some of the many publishers' stalls (AVN)
Some of the many publishers' stalls (AVN)

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Many authors, poets, and artists also give presentations and workshops (AVN)
Many authors, poets, and artists also give presentations and workshops (AVN)

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People bought over 75,000 books in Caracas alone (AVN)
People bought over 75,000 books in Caracas alone (AVN)

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Children received some free books too (AVN)
Children received some free books too (AVN)

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Another workshop (AVN)
Another workshop (AVN)

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T-shirts featuring progressive historical figures were also available (Franklin Rosales)
T-shirts featuring progressive historical figures were also available (Franklin Rosales)

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Book titles included, "Human rights in Venezuela", "Violence in schools", "The human rights situation in Venezuela", "Barrio culture", "Cultivating values" and other consciousness related themes (Franklin Rosales)
Book titles included, "Human rights in Venezuela", "Violence in schools", "The human rights situation in Venezuela", "Barrio culture", "Cultivating values" and other consciousness related themes (Franklin Rosales)

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The revolutionary and independence classics were also available, as well as titles in the foreground relating to capital accumulation, modern Latin America, colonialism, and the ethics of liberation  (Franklin Rosales)
The revolutionary and independence classics were also available, as well as titles in the foreground relating to capital accumulation, modern Latin America, colonialism, and the ethics of liberation (Franklin Rosales)

Venezuela's annual book fair (FILVEN) opened in Caracas between 9 and 18 March, and will now travel on to other states around the country.

Venezuelan Culture Minister Pedro Calzadilla stated that Filven is a representation of the transformation of consciousness among the Venezuelan people.

“In the revolution of consciousness, we’ve advanced enormously, we’ve broken with exclusion. Every day there are more books, more editors, more book fairs and more readers. It’s a cultural achievement of the Venezuelan people boosted by the Bolivarian Revolution,” he said.

Filven 2012 in Caracas brought together 254 national and international publishers.

See Venezuelanalysis'  article on the fair. 

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