The Panama International Book Fair (FIL) from August 13-16 will be held virtually and free of charge for the first time because of COVID-19, the organizers reported Thursday.
"Read about us" is the motto of the Fair, which will have a platform that will make it easy for visitors to digitally tour the pavilions and the exhibitions of the bookstores, interact with the authors, and enter 3D rooms for book presentations.
Last year at the Atlapa convention center the fair attracted 100,000 visitors and in its virtual form will again be attended by local and international authors who will participate in discussion groups
There will be talks with the UN to discuss how society has handled the issue of COVID-19 and human rights.
The fair will once again host the Panama Black Festival on the detective novel.