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Alemania - España: On the road to Frankfurt 2022


Professional Programme Otra Mirada (18.-19.05.)

Literary Festival Barbitania (20.-22.05)

Spain on the road to Frankfurt

The Frankfurt Book Fair organizes a trip with a delegation of German publishers, booksellers and writers to Barbastro, northern Spain, where two publishing events are taking place in May, in the frame of Guest of Honour Spain 2022:

More than 70 publishers and booksellers from Spain, Latin America and Germany are expected at the trade event "Otra Mirada" (18 - 19 May).

Heinrich von Berenberg, Berenberg Verlag, Roland Spahr, S.Fischer Verlag, Ben von Rimscha, Buchhandlung am Moritzplatz, and Ana S. Pareja, Buchhandlung Bartleby & Co. will be the participants from Germany. The main aim of the meetings between international partners is the exchange of experiences in the different markets.

The professional event will be followed by the literary festival "Barbitania" (20 - 22 May), which will be held under the concept of „Connection/Relationship“ (Spanish: "Vínculo").

The three German writers Verena Boos, Sabrina Janesch and Adriana Stern will respectively participate in the round tables about „Violence, History and Childhood“.

The events are organised by Librerías Cálamo with the support of the Spanish Ministry of Culture, the Organisation of Ibero-American States (OEI), the Frankfurt Book Fair and the German Federal Foreign Office, among others.


Otra Mirada

5th Conference of Independent Iberoamerican Bookshops and Publishing Houses

"Otra Mirada" is an initiative of the Librería Cálamo from Zaragoza (Spain), which tries to create a space for dialogue and cooperation between independent booksellers and publishers from Spain and Latin America. The series of events has so far taken place in Zaragoza, Spain (2011), Guadalajara, Mexico (2012), Antigua, Guatemala (2017) and Bogotá, Colombia (2018).
As part of the preparations for Spain's Guest of Honour appearance at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2022, the Ibero-American dialogue will be conducted with colleagues from Germany.


Barbitania. Festival de Literatura de Barbastro

Organiza: Ayuntamiento de Barbastro

Dirección artística: Librería Cálamo

Producción: Born Music

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