World Book Day

April 23rd is world book day. On La Palma, the celebrations go on all week. Both Santa Cruz and Los Llanos have book stalls out in the street. Last year, they had a 10% discount, although most of the books were in Spanish. Since I’m a book-a-holic, I loved it.

This year, they’re having events to encourage people to come. Amoung other things, Callou (from the TV series) will be in Santa Cruz signing books all week, as are various adult authors. And the cowboy from Oregon, Leaping Louie will be doing his lasso/whip/comedy routine in Los Llanos (Monday 6pm, Plaza de España) and Santa Cruz (Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Plaza de España). And a group from El Hierro will be performing “a dance spectacular inthe street” called “The Garoé Tree”. (The Sacred Garoé is a tree in El Heirro).

A fair few books are going to be “presented” which usually means the author reading part of the book, followed by nibbles and a chance to buy a signed copy. Los Sauces will stage a play, “El”, in the Casa de Cultura on Tuesday at 8:30 pm, and Jackie Rios and Sis del Castillo wilol give a concert in Los Llanos on Wednesday at 6:30 int the Plaze de España.

I’m looking forward to this, especially if they have discounts again.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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