I am in Lima, Peru this week attending and presenting at the Lima Book Fair (feria internacional del libro de lima). The fair runs for two weeks, July 19th through August 4th. About 120 vendors exhibit at the fair and over 600,000 Peruvians are expected to visit. Lines to enter the book fair circled the block the first weekend. The Peruvians are very attached to books (print especially), which is evident from the large number of bound materials on exhibit at the book fair. Bookstores abound as well.
The U.S. Embassy in Lima invited me here to speak about eBooks. Continue reading The evolution of the book at the Lima Book Fair