11 February-7 March (11-20 Feb, Havana; 21 Feb-7 Mar, other cities)
Where: Havana’s San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress and provincial capitals
International Book Fair
What began as a modest book fair founded by the famous Cuban writer, scientist and philosopher, Alejo Carpentier, eventually became the most important literary event on the island. Every year, during the International Book Fair, tens of thousands of people pack the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress in Havana, attracted by book launchings of all genres and topics from Cuban and foreign publishing houses, along with panel discussions, poetry readings, concerts, children’s events, and a crafts fair. After Havana, the fair travels to other Cuban cities.