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The Year To Promote Reading

Hats off to Santo Domingo's President Leonel Fernández for establishing a decree to make 2007 be The Year of the Book and Reading in his country.

"The Minister of Culture said that the president’s decision “should fill the Dominican cultural community with joy, especially writers, editors, booksellers and other literary professionals, because this is the first time that a government places the development of books and reading promotion at the center of their policies”. The full article is here from Dominican Today. You'll also want to read the comments from the people who aren't as optimistic with this initiative.

-Amy Bowllan