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Two cities and two countries united by two book fairs
Two cities and two countries united by two book fairs

Guadalajara and Los Angeles are two cities with a strong cultural connection: Many of the Mexican immigrants who’ve settled in Southern California have roots in Guadalajara and the surrounding state of Jalisco. The literary ties between the two cities have grown stronger too. The Guadalajara Book Fair (la Feria Internacional del Libro, or FIL in Spanish) and the University of Guadalajara organize LéaLA, the L.A.-based gathering that’s the largest Spanish-language book fair in the United States. LéaLA (Read L.A., in Spanish) hopes to bring 100,000 readers to the Los Angeles Convention Center next month. And this week LéaLA director Marisol Schulz takes...

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