Santo Domingo Book Fair opens 26 April in the Colonial City





For the first time ever, the Santo Domingo International Book Fair (FILSD 2019) will be held in the Colonial City. The event will take place from 26 April to 5 May at several venues in the historic area of the capital city.

The event this year is dedicated to nine Dominican writers. The book fair is in its 22nd year. Special recognition ceremonies will honor Dominicans that have made important contributions to culture: cookbook author Miriam de Gautreaux, Nan Chevalier, children book author Leibi Ng, historian José Chez Checo, psychiatrist César Mella, environmentalist Eleuterio Martínez, and play writer Reynaldo Disla, and Dominican expat poet Yrene Santos. The FILSD 2019 is dedicated to author Virgilio Díaz Grullón.

The director of the Book Fair, Ruth Herrera said that each of the authors will be honored on a different day during the event. And on Saturday, 27 April, the fair will honor the Librería Mateca, and its owners Santiago and Luisa Povedano, for their four decades in the business.

Puerto Rico is the guest country this year, with a delegation of authors and cultural promoters from Puerto Rico coming for the event.

Fri, 26 April, 2019
 All Day Event


Colonial City
Santo Domingo