Book night in Madrid

If you’re in Madrid this Thursday and feeling cultural, it’s book night from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Well-known Spanish writers including Soledad Puértolas and Javier Reverte will be reading and signing their latest offerings in bookshops around the city, and hosting ‘tertulias‘ (literary chats) in famous venues such as Café Gijon and Café Central. There are street concerts as well, including soprano Teresa Loring and pianist David Mason in Plaza Velazquez (next to the Prado museum, at 8.30 p.m.), Big Band jazz in the Plaza Mayor (6.30 p.m.), a string quartet in the Puerta del Sol (7.30 p.m.), and ‘gipsy swing’ in Plaza de Santa Ana (8 p.m.)

For more details (in Spanish) check out

— Marina