The literary event was opened by Mayor Jaime Nebot in the presence of several national and international guests, including John Maxwell Coetzee, Nobel Prize in Literature 2003.
“This is a school for children and young people to know about the importance of reading. We could talk a lot about the book, but the book is the best companion in solitude, the best way to learn, to have fun is with a book,” Nebot said in his speech.
Coetzee, who is part of the nine international guest writers, planned to offer a lecture last night.
During these days various cultural activities, discussions, debates, presentations and book signings will be held. More than 40 stands offer products related to reading.
The entry cost is $ 2 for adults and $ 1 for children, the elderly or people with disabilities.