Author Archives: Maria Fernanda Rodrigues

Brazilians Buy 2.8 Million Books at Rio Book Fair

bienal do livro 2011

By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro take turns in hosting Brazil’s biannual national book fair, the Bienial do Livro. This year was Rio’s turn and 670,000 people (of which 145,000 were […] Read More

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Pocket Books are Fashionable Again in Brazil

Paperbacks from Viva Livros

By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues Paperback pocket books are fashionable again. In the same week, two Brazilian publishing houses and a bookstore announced new imprints or collection for pocket books. Viva Livros was created by Record […] Read More

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23-Year-Old Wins Barco a Vapor Award

Irley Thiago de Oliveira, photo Divulgação

By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues Irley Thiago de Oliveira, 23, left the small town of Cajazeiras, on the Northeast of Brazil, to live in Curtitiba, in the South. There, he studied literature and cinema. In his […] Read More

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Livraria Cultura Opens in Rio’s Flashy Fashion Mall

Livraria Cultura, photo by Marcia Minillo

By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues Livraria Cultura opened its first bookstore in São Paulo back in 1947. Now, 64 years and 11 stores later, it has finally launched the first store in Rio de Janeiro, in […] Read More

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Brazilian Cloud Library Offers E-books for 99-Cent Subscription

Website for Brazilian digital library, Nuven de Livros

By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues By 2020, according to government mandate, all 68,000 Brazilian schools are required to have library. Yet, at present, some 34% of schools do not have even a room with books, let […] Read More

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