The 19th Fete de la Librarie takes place tomorrow and here in Aix, Book In Bar is laying on a special programme of events to mark the occasion. France has reason to be proud of its record of supporting independent book-stores – it has 3000, a similar number to the entire US. Its policy of prohibiting deep discounting on books has protected the private sector from the large chains and online book-sellers.
So tomorrow locals can look forward to 2 author-signing events (Karen Crilly from California and Joseph Boyden from
Canada) alongside fun craft-based events for families.
Book in Bar is on rue Joseph Cabassol, Aix – just off the cours Mirabeau opposite the Caumont Centre d’Art.