Exploring LeaLA, LA’s Spanish language book festival

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It’s called LeaLA and it’s this weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Admission is free and all are welcome, whether you can read “Don Quixote” in the original Castillian easily or are trying to brush up on your high school Spanish.

Below is a short conversation with Marisol Schulz, the director of LeaLA, about this year’s festival and Southern California’s Spanish-speaking literary market. “It’s a cultural festival where we aim to bring the Spanish speaking people their culture and their language, says Schulz. She adds that there’s a real need for this book fair in Los Angeles, where it’s hard to find Spanish-language books.