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Every year, Americans around the nation get together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th. The contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the United States are endless and inspiring, and they have had a profound and positive impact on our county.

Buenos Aires, The Bookshop Capital of the World - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Sep 02

 

Buenos Aires Bookstore Photograph: Alamy

Buenos Aires has more bookshops per inhabitant than any other city in the world, according to a recent study by the World Cities Culture Forum. With a population of around 2.8 million, Argentina´s capital has at least 734 bookstores – roughly 25 bookshops for every 100,000 inhabitants. Worldwide, only Hong Kong comes close, with 22 bookshops per 100,000, followed by Madrid in a distant third with just 16 and compared to a mere 10 bookshops for every 100,000 for London.

Argentineans enjoy the oldest of pleasures: curling up with a good book.   “Culture is very important to the people of Buenos Aires. Even young kids read books, we see them here every day. Books for teenagers are one of our biggest sellers,” said Dalto, business manager of the Ateneo Grand Splendid bookshop.

Read more here.

Activities:

-  Argentineans enjoy reading. Do you like to read? Why?

- Why do you think Argentineans prefer going to the bookstore rather than ordering books through Amazon?

- View the pictures of the most beautiful bookstores in the world here

- Describe El Ateneo bookshop in Buenos Aires.

Vocabulary: bookstore, publisher, literature

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