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Alonso Salmerón, Alberto Sánchez de Gregorio, Maru Urbina and Paula Vázquez in conversation with Ana Cañellas

New bookshops for new readers. Mexico and Spain

Querétaro 2021, 

With the arrival of the pandemic, the usual gloomy predictions regarding the fate of the book were joined by new ones announcing the death of bookshops. However, despite the forecasts, many new and vibrant bookselling projects have sprung up. Bookshops receive widespread sympathy and support, being a model of local commerce and because of their capacity to create links and build community. The conversation at this event will be on the subject of the difficulties being experienced in Mexico, with its great lack of independent bookshops, very unlike the situation in Spain, where they have a very strong presence. In conversation with Ana Cañellas will be Alonso Salmerón (El Desastre bookshop, Mexico City); Alberto Sánchez de Gregorio from ¡¡¡Tremenda!!! bookshop (Granada, Spain); Maru Urbina from the children’s bookshop and workshop Letrasconmás (San Luis Potosi, Mexico); and Paula Vázquez, from the bookshop Lata Peinada (Barcelona and Madrid, Spain).