Recommended Reading: Latinx Heritage Month

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Latinx Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) is a time to recognize and honor the histories and cultures of Latinx people in the United States. Here at the Library, we are honoring Latinx Heritage Month with the book display Lecturas colombianas: books purchased at the International Book Fair of Bogotá (FILBo).

Jade Madrid, our Latin American Studies and Iberian Languages Liaison and Reference Librarian, attended the FILBo in spring 2023 in order to purchase materials for library collections. Her acquisition trip was focused on titles from independent publishers and academic presses. By focusing on these two key areas, Jade was able to acquire hard to find titles to support the teaching and research needs of the Georgetown community. 

Colombian independent presses specializing in contemporary literature had a strong presence at the FILBo. On exhibit at Lauinger, you will find books published by Rey Naranjo Editores, Luna Libros, CainPress, Tragaluz Editores and Editorial Escarabajo among others. Here are some titles to look out for: 

Academic presses are represented in the exhibit with titles from Ediciones Uniandes, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad del Valle and Editorial Universidad de Antioquia  Jade acquired recently published about the Peace Process and truth commissions in Colombia:

At the fair, Jade purchased posters printed by La Linterna, an alternative letterpress print shop in Cali, Colombia. These posters are being added to the Booth Family Center for Special Collections art collection and digitized: La Linterna posters

The Recommended Reading Book Shelf is located across from the Circulation Desk in Lauinger Library. If you want to browse the display virtually, check out our exhibit guide. To find even more Latinx and Latin American Studies resources, check out the Latin American Studies Research Guide. Questions? Schedule an appointment with Latin American Studies librarian Jade Madrid today.