Ràdio la Veu TV and Mataró Cultural, on the occasion of Book Day 2021 next Saturday, St. George's Day, interview Manuel Márquez, from Llibreria Márquez de Mataró. We talked to him about what this year's Book Fair will be like in the city.
In the interview, which can be retrieved at video channel of both entities, a review is made of what has been the sale of books during this pandemic year.
From the spectacular drop in book sales on St. George's Day 2020, when orders had to be placed over the internet, telephone or similar means and taken home, to expectations for this 2021. All this going through the difficulties of the sector to survive with the measures that have forced the commerce to close during weeks and later the weekend.
Márquez also explains how the organization of this year’s Book Fair has been, the distribution and operation of the stalls, as well as public access.
The final part of the interview is dedicated to commenting on some of the novelties, especially the book in Catalan, the works of local authors and also books for children.