Ministry of Culture : GFACCT 2020
Towards the future of book fairs in Colombia
With: Velia Vidal, Director. Chocó Reading Festival (Flecho).
Sandra Pulido- Director. Bogotá International Book Fair (Filbo).
Ana Piedad Jaramillo, Director. Medellín Book and Reading Festival.
Érika Suárez, Director. Bucaramanga Book Fair (ULibro).
Moderator: Amalia de Pombo, Director of Arts. Ministry of Culture.
Book fairs are a focal meeting point for all actors in the publishing sector. Authors, publishers, distributors, managers and readers gather there to strengthen ties, disseminate catalogs, seal deals, discuss and reflect on the trade, also to establish a direct connection between the book and its audience, proposing fundamental activities for the formation and circulation of ideas. This panel seeks to reflect on the current challenges, perspectives and visions of book fairs in Colombia.