On the 23th of April it is UNESCO’s World book and Copyright day. It is also the day that another city becomes World Book Capital City. From the 23th of april 2011 to 22nd of april this year, it was Buenos Aires’ turn. Every year around this day there is also a large book fare in la Rural.
The 2011 year was inaugurated with a huge piece of art on Plaza San Martin, and it ends with a little one in Teatro San Martin. Although not big and the location is not super -it is badly lighted as well-, the wall painting by the Argentine Georgina Clotti is really original. The surface of the painting -a red dragon- is a wall made of 5000 books. The idea is quite original and the result is worth a look.
The 29th of this month the painting will dismantled and the books will be given to several libraries in the city.
The book fare in La Rural starts today, and ends the 7th of may.
Next Years World capital of books is Erevàn, the capital of Armenia.