Prepare for the bilingual book fair at the Library

Join the Library as we celebrate Dia, a celebration of children, reading and culture

i Prepárate para la Feria del Libro!

As part of its celebration of “El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)," Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, in conjunction with the Artist Studio Project present the 2nd Annual "Cervantino Bilingual Book Fair" on Saturday, April 20, 2019. As part of the Artist Studio Project's Annual El Quixote Festival, the Library invites authors of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, satire and anthology (Spanish, English – bilingual) to read, promote, sell and sign their books at the Book Fair.

The purpose of the "Cervantino Bilingual Book Fair" is to provide authors an outlet to build a fan base, create social networks and establish contacts with other authors. The event is free, but participants who wish to exhibit, sell or share their work must register here by March 1, 2019. For more information about this program, visit

“We're excited to bring our Cervantino Bilingual Book Fair to the Queen City,” says Rafael A. Osuba, artistic director of the Artist Studio Project. “We can't think of a better partner than Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, as this is exactly what libraries should be doing: opening and creating opportunities for members of the community while providing access to community resources. Our goal and hope is to bring the community together by a shared passion for books, storytelling and reading as we work together to make North Carolina a great place to live.”

“El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)", also known as Día, emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds with events at select Library locations and community agencies throughout April.

The Library has promoted Día since 1998, and the celebration has experienced great growth and expansion throughout the years. What began as a storytelling celebration has now evolved into an impactful community cultural celebration.

For more information about the Día program from Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, visit here