LeaLA: a festival for books in Spanish

We all know how much fun Mexican festivals can be so it is important to note that this Friday through Sunday, April 29-May 1st, Los Angeles will be hosting the first ever Spanish book festival. With the effort of the University of Guadalajara, the Jalisco state government and the authorities of the Feria Internacional del Libro (FIL), Feria del Libro en Español de Los Ángeles (LéaLA) will celebrate the first edition of the Spanish book fair in Los Angeles.

Since Los Angeles is the largest hub of Mexicans in the world after Mexico City, it is possible to find almost anything that comes from Mexico including authentic Mexican food, candy, magazines, and snacks, just to mention a few.

But one good thing is still hard to come across–a good book in Spanish! With everything going digital, bookstores are diminishing and with that the already small selection of Spanish books.

For this reason, the arrival of LeaLA is a great event to check out. It not only opens a door to be able to discover, buy, and enjoy amazing books in Spanish it also allows us to listen, speak and engage with the authors.

The program of the event includes: the honoring of Juan Rulfo, presentations by Agustin Yanez, Juan Jose Arreola, Elena Poniatowska, Ofelia Medina, Café Tacuba vocalist Ruben Albarran, and performances by the Ballet Folclórico of the University of Guadalajara, including representatives of the arts of Mexico. The entrance to the book festival is free.

For more information visit LeaLA and don’t miss out on this great event!

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