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Title: Book Fairs in Catalonia: Historical Note and Attempt at Classification
Author: Guzmán Luna, Cristina
Ardanuy Baró, Jordi
Keywords: Indústria del llibre
Book industries and trade
Issue Date: 21-Dec-2018
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona
Abstract: The aims of this paper are to offer a brief historical account of book fairs in Catalonia based on a review of documentary materials and to provide a broad outline of their variety and typology. The proposed classification is predicated on previous studies that have addressed the characteristics that identify different types of book fair. The results show some degree of proliferation in book fairs in recent years, reflecting an attempt to develop them as tools for economic and cultural promotion. Barcelona is the host city of a large number of the events, but they also take place in 16 other comarcas, or districts, of Catalonia. The vast majority have a regional geographical scope and are intended for the general public. Although there is a diversity of products across the fairs, the predominant focus is on new books generally, not specific subject matter. In terms of the management of the book fairs, cultural institutions are the leading group, but it is also common to find book-related guilds and public administrations in charge of the events.
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It is part of: BiD: Textos Universitaris de Biblioteconomia i Documentació , 2018, num. 41, p. 1-10
ISSN: 1575-5886
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Biblioteconomia, Documentació i Comunicació Audiovisual)

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