havana-live-calle-obispoHavana, April 1. (PL) Obispo, one of Old Havana’s main streets, changed yesterday its businesses for literary appearance, to celebrate the Cuban Book Day, with stands selling books. That street, from the Albear Park to Plaza de Armas (Arms Square), becomes the street of book, a festivity that traditionally takes place during summertime in Prado Street and central 23rd Avenue in the neighborhood of Vedado.
This time, Obispo hosts stands and points of sales created by the network of bookstores of the capital, to sell new titles from the country publishing houses. Although the busy street is known for its many shops, cafeterias, and restaurants, the prestigious Fayad Jamis and La Moderna Poesia bookstores are located there. Precisely, the latter is venue for meeting and lectures such as “Leer entre paginas: pensar entre libros,” by Roberto Zurbano, researcher of Casa de las Americas.The Children’s Book Festival also begins today, until April 5 in Old Havana, and will be dedicated to the 209th birthday of Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875).
Organized by the Havana’s Historian Office, the meeting includes an example of pictures for children’s books, creative workshops, meeting with children of the classrooms-museum project, theater and dance performances, and oral narration events.