The Bookstore Night - La Noche de las Librerias

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On Saturday, December 18th, 2010, the City of Buenos Aires presents a new edition of The Bookstore Night, with over 70 free activities in 50 bookstores that will remain open during until 2:00 am. This traditional event represents the publishing industry and pays tribute to bookstores and booksellers in the City, recognizing the important role of the sector. In addition, this edition involves bookstores in different neighborhoods of Buenos Aires with activities in their premises since Friday 17th, concluding with the traditional festival on Avenida Corrientes.

UNESCO has named Buenos Aires as "Book Capital of the World 2011" in recognition of the quality of its programs to promote the dissemination of books, encouraging reading and expanding the publishing industry.

At 8:00 pm, on the main stage in Avenida Corrientes and Talcahuano, artists Kevin Johansen + The Nada + Liniers will star in an illustrated concert. The cartoonist Liniers will illustrate the songs live, and the images will be projected on a large screen located on stage.

At midnight and as closing of the event, Pedro Aznar will present a show of "Poetry and music" created especially for the Bookstore Night.

During the Bookstore Night, the vehicular traffic will be closed on Avenida Corrientes from Talcahuano up to Callao, where multiple cultural activities will take place simultaneously in bookstores, bars, theaters and on the streets. 

San Telmo will take part in the Bookstore Night with activities from 4:00 pm: Guided tours and storytelling, readings and performances by established and emerging authors.

In Palermo the Bookstore Night starts on Friday 17, at 5:00 pm, with a guided tour about "The Palermo of Borges and Cortazar." Meeting point: Borges y Guatemala (suspended in case of rain). There will also be activities for children, storytelling and talks for adults.

Activities for children: The Bookstore Night offers activities and games aiming to developing the link between children and books: treasure hunt around bookstores, a cartoon workshop and storytelling events are some of the activities planned for them.

The event is totally free of charge and it's not suspended for rain. Click here for the complete program (in Spanish only).

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