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On occasion of the tenth anniversary of the creation of the territorial publishing houses, Cuban Minister of Culture Abel Prieto referred to it as something really exceptional for the development of Cuban literature.

During a gala to pay honor to the local writer Reynaldo Gonzalez, to whom the current edition of the International Book Fair is dedicated, Prieto noted the work of these publishing houses which—by means of light printing machinery— provide the possibility of spreading the work of many local writers and their traditions.

Prieto suggested that these publishing houses could possibly decrease the number of titles and increase the printing of the most transcendental ones.

Prieto also attended the book fair’s facilities in the eastern province of Camaguey, where he spoke to the press: "What happened in La Cabaña (traditional host of the International Book Fair in Havana City) and later in the rest of the provinces has been really remarkable, even though it has taken place at a difficult time for the country, in terms of economy, which made us strive to avoid any sort of waste."

In Camaguey, people can buy books in 68 sales outlets, the four universities, the UNEAC and Mariana Grajales book stores. In addition, a heavy program of title presentations, meetings with writers, concerts and plays productions are also taking

Source: Granma

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