Happy New Year to all of you!
Last fall, I attended the International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico, La FIL as it is known to
the locals. From November 30 th to December 8 th , 2018, thousands of people congregated at the
Guadalajara Convention Center to see and to be seen at the greatest book fair in Latin America.
This year Portugal was the Guest of Honor of the fair and the Portuguese language was
featured prominently across the many stands in the Mexico area. Two great additions to this
year’s fair were non-traditional displays of
comics and graphic novels and even things
gastronomical, featuring pre-Hispanic and
contemporary Mexican cuisine as well as talks,
demonstrations and tastings: beetles
and chapulines (crickets)!
As always, I make sure to purchase a wide
variety of books from all over Latin America
and the Caribbean, which I hope to showcase
later this semester at one of our HACHA
As always, please feel free to contact me
anytime if you have questions, want to make a consultation appointment or teach a class to your
Happy Spring Semester!
Marisol Ramos, M.A., M.L.I.S.
Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian