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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy World Book Day

Every year, the title of UNESCO World Book Capital is granted to one city, which will hold the title for one year and undertake to run a larger number of events around books, literature and reading. This year, that city is Buenos Aires - which clearly lays claim to one of the world’s most incredible book stores: El Ateneo, or the Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookstore. Built in 1919 by an Italian architect, the Grand Splendid Theatre entertained Buenos Aires for a decade with top-tier tango concerts, before it was converted into a popular cinema. In 2000, the building was leased by a publishing house and found new life as a bookstore.
Wishing you wonderful readings.

[Image: Mac Aque]

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