Abundant Activity

One of the most memorable images from Banco del Libro is this: a mule carrying books to faraway hidden mountain villages. It conjures up the stony steep paths, and suddenly, the old book-bus at home feels rather tame.

But during the award week, audiences got to see many more sides of Banco del Libro than the exotic book-mules. In lectures and work-shops, meetings with politicans, journalists and children they conveyed the breadth and variety of their work: which consists of everything from reseach, and publishing, to the daily interaction with children.