The acting Minister of Culture and Sports, José Guirao, accompanied SM the Queen during the inauguration of the 78th edition of the Madrid Book Fair which opens its doors to the public until June 16.

The head of Culture and Sports in attendance during this tour was accompanied by the general director of the Book and Promotion of Reading, Olvido García Valdés, and the general director of Cultural Industries and Cooperation, Adriana Moscoso del Prado.

Minister Guirao has presented HM the Queen with several books by Spanish authors, some of them awarded with National Prize by this Ministry, and among which are the essay, poetry, narrative, comics and juvenile literature. In particular, the Concepción Arenal books. The walker and its shadow, by Anna Caballé; General essay. Poetry reunited 1966-2017, by Francisca Aguirre; Las Inviernas, by Cristina Sánchez-Andrade; We are all good, the comic of Ana Penyas and Nosotras. Stories of women and something else, by Rosa Montero and illustrated by María Herreros.

The booth nº115 is dedicated to the sale of publications of the editorial novelties of the Ministry and of the cultural institutions that depend on it, such as the National Library of Spain, the National Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, etc., as well as publications related to sports; and the booth nº116 is dedicated to information on the activities and projects carried out by the General Directorate of Book and Reading Promotion.

Encounter 'Iberoamérica Lee' at the National Library

The minister will also attend the 'Iberoamerica Lee' meeting scheduled on 11 and 12 in the National Library of Spain, in which reading professionals from both sides of the Atlantic will reflect on what it means to read today.

Forum 'Patronage in the cultural industry'

For its part, the Director General of Cultural Industries and Cooperation will participate in the Space Bankia on Thursday June 13 in a new edition of the Forum Crea Cultura. Under the motto 'Patronage in the cultural industry' and moderated by the journalist Vicente Valles, the deputy director general of the French Institute of Spain, Jean-Paul Lefrevre, will also participate in the forum; and the writer and deputy Marta Rivera de la Cruz.

Campaign # EstoyenlaFLM19

Another initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Sports is the campaign on Twitter and Instagram called 'I am in FLM19'. The campaign encourages the visitors of the Fair, through the @libroylecturagob profile of the General Directorate of the Book and the hashtag # EstoyenlaFLM19, to send their photo and a text of the ones they are doing at the Book Fair. The authors of the three photographs that get more 'megusta' will get a lot of books as a prize.

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