Our idea of book festival
The high number of book festivals in our country, especially when taking reading statistics into account, is constantly being debated in the literary field: do they actually help increase the number of readers? Or are they attended only by those who already love reading? Do they employ resources that would be better allocated to organisations that list the promotion of reading among their aims (such as schools and libraries), and whose funds are progressively decreasing? These are all legitimate questions, to which we have no answer.
What we do have, though, is a proposal: a permanent festival spread throughout the whole territory. Because a Book Festival, exactly like International Women's Day, Valentine's Day, Remembrance Day should be every day or not at all.