i missed last year's international day of the book celebration, and i have no intention of passing it up this year.
the celebration of dia del libro, or day of the book, started in catalonia, spain, where people would exchange books for a rose. in keeping with this tradition, all book buyers at the international day of the book celebration, to be held at instituto cervantes, will be given a rose as well.
aside from the book fair, instituto cervantes has cooked up a number of events to keep everyone entertained. you can learn how to dance latin and salsa for free, watch spanish movies based on popular books, have local writers sign books, listen to poetry readings, and partake of the wine and cheese that will be served.
i'll see you all at instituto cervantes on april 19!
photo taken from here.
international day of the book (dia del libro)
date: april 19, 2008, 10am onwards
venue: instituto cervantes
855 t.m. kalaw street, manila
tel. no.: 5261282 to 85