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Teresa Calçada also pointed out that this is the first time that an initiative of this kind has been organized in Lisbon, "with this characteristic of a reading party and to celebrate the day by reminding people who can do it and summoning them to concentrate."

"Then we go through the bookstores, which means that we associate the day with the places where the books are supposed to sell and we hope to have a long life, because we know that the absence of bookstores limits freedom, curiosity, choice and limits own nature of the book, "he warned.

In Praça de Camões there will be a greeting made by the actor and director António Fonseca, who will recite by heart some songs from "Os Lusíadas".

From there, the march goes to a comic book store in Rua das Flores, near Largo Barão de Quintela – dominated by the statue of Eça de Queirós, made by the sculptor Teixeira Lopes.

In the bookstore, illustrator Mosi and the bookseller will welcome participants and honor the illustrated book, comic book and graphic novel, expanding literary genres – as demonstrated by the recent nomination for the Man Booker Prize of the novel "Sabrina", edited by Porto Editora – and for which it is important to draw the attention of the young public, considered Teresa Calçada.

In Chiado, near the A Brasileira coffee shop, there will be a performance of Chapitô, which evokes books, with music, mimes, acrobatics and juggling.

The march to the Bertrand bookstore, where the writer José Luis Peixoto will also give a greeting to books, reading, bookstores and participants, in his "transverse writing quality".

The "demonstrators" descended then Chiado, always with music and animation. They stop at the Fermin Bookstore, where they can talk to an editor and a bookseller, and the party ends in front of the Chiado Warehouses in the FNAC bookstore.

Some characters will go up to the warehouse balcony and the show ends with a text said by a young student, to their choice.

To accompany the whole course will be two musicians influenced by Jazz – a saxophonist and a trumpeter -, who will make the soundtrack of this book and reading party.

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