Thursday, September 11, 2014
City of Books
Bade farewell to the posse of publishers at La Ciudadela, a sprawling and recently renovated colonial building which used to be a tobacco warehouse, barracks, prison, school and then the Biblioteca de Mexico. It's no longer the National Library - that's now in an even more stupendous building elsewhere in the city; rather it now focusses on displaying the personal libraries of famous Mexican authors and publishers such as Jaime Garcia Terres (pictured) and Antonio Castra Leal (whose 16,000 collection was the largest of the lot). Each library is beautifully designed by different Mexican architects. An appropriate venue for the send-off.