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The San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress will be the event’s main fairground, and for the second consecutive year, Pabellón Cuba, Rancho Boyeros Fair, and 46 bookstores in the Cuban capital will be side-venues to the event which will be opened to the public
with literary novelties a week prior to the Fair’s inauguration, the delight for the little ones will be a pavilion for children called “Tesoro de Papel” (Paper Treasures).

During the last edition in February 2009, the fairground welcomed nearly one million visitors and over one million two hundred thousand books were sold.

Also present were editors, writers, librarians and distributors from 43 countries, while 105 and 159 Cuban and foreign publishing houses, respectively, exhibited and sold their publications.

The artistic program of the Fair entertained the public of Havana with musical performances, cinema exhibits and dancing shows. Highly valued were the concerts by important groups that performed in “Antes del Cañonazo” program organized within La  Cabaña Fortress area.

The Nine O' Clock Cannonshot is a tradition that comes from colonial times.


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