Catalan Book Week makes turnover of €500,000
More than 28,000 people took part in the 265 events on the fair's program
Catalan Book Week has made a sales turnover of 501,640 euros, 25% more than last year's edition when it made 401,400 euros.
In the last four editions, the total turnover has doubled, according to the organization behind it, La Setmana (The Week.) "A changing of the dates applied last year has been favourable for public spending," it said. This led to more participation in activities.
More than 28,000 people took part in the 265 events on Catalan Book Week's program.
Once again, the "wealth and diversity" of books in Catalan was shown, La Setmana highlighted. The fair has been "a show of force of companies that publish in Catalan."
But it wasn't just about local literature. Through a collaboration with the Ramon Llull Institute, 18 editors and literary agents from 16 different countries also took part, holding more than 400 meetings with Catalan editors.
Special guests also included Nigerian writer Ayobani Adebayo and illustrator from the United States Sarah Anderson. The event also included family spaces and spaces for children's books.
"The success of Catalan Book Week places it as one of the most important cultural events in the country," La Setmana has said.