Books, flowers, signatures and workshops, all part of the XII Adeje Book Fair 25-26 April

Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento
Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento

Update 25 April: Just a reminder of this fair which starts this afternoon. There is a schedule of events on Adeje English Time HERE.

Original post 21 April: Adeje Ayuntamiento’s departments of libraries and economic development have organised the XII Book and Flower trade fair which will also see a number of book signings, theatrical presentations, and flower sales points. The fair takes place on 25 and 26 April in the car park of the Municipal School of Music and Dance (EMMA). Libraries councillor Juan Desiderio Afonso Ruiz, said, “with these types of activities we want to achieve a number of things. On the one hand we are working to help book shops and florists from a sales points of view, and on the other hand we are working to help writers to promote their work.” He added, “this is the 12th book fair and we always have a good response from people in the borough. This year we are introducing something new with the florists, so we are linking Spring with the book fair in this way.” As well as the fair itself there are a number of parallel activities taking place in Adeje.

On Wednesday 23 April there will be a puppet show in Armeñime Cultural Centre at 9.30am and again in Tijoco Cultural Centre at 11am, sponsored by the Fundación CajaCanarias. Later on the same day at 8.30pm there will be an inauguration of an art exhibition by Carlos y Raúl Ortega. On Thursday 24 April there will be a film on the poetry of Pablo Neruda in the Adeje cultural centre, (€5), and on Friday 25 April, the fair will be open to the public from 10am with schoolchildren from the borough visiting from 11am. Students from the Actívate work scheme will organise a number of different animation workshops, and there will be story telling, puppets and book presentations as well as performances by groups from the Adeje School of Music and Dance. On Saturday 26 April activities begin at 10.30am, with stories in song, performances by the Municipal School of Rhythmic Gymnastics, book presentations and signings and the III Shared Verse Recital presentation.

A number of different florists will be taking part, combining the natural beauty of flowers with the written word. The book shops taking part are Todo Hobby La Clave, Centro de la Cultura Popular Canaria, Nymeria Comics, Moragalibros Facsimiles, Editorial Bahai, Librería Tabernáculo, Ifara Libros, Librería Dragobah, Librería el Candil and Librería de Mujeres.

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