Guadalajara – About 660,000 people attended Mexico's Guadalajara International Book Fair this year, an increase of 8 percent compared to 2010, organizers said.
The fair, which wrapped up its 25th edition on Sunday, is the top event of its kind in the Spanish-speaking world and the second-largest in the world, trailing only the Frankfurt Book Fair.
The Guadalajara International Book Fair opened on Nov. 26 and ended on Sunday night.
"This fair is increasingly more Ibero-American and more international ... Almost no one misses it," Guadalajara International Book Fair president Raul Padilla said.
A total of 774 authors attended this year's fair in Guadalajara, the capital of the western state of Jalisco, an average of 100 events took place daily and 1,935 publishers from 43 countries took part, Padilla said.
"Twelve years have gone by and given the reality in the cultural area, there are new authors and new artistic expressions in literature," Padilla said.