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The Book Chamber of Catalonia, which brings together the sector of the book, along with the Guild of Florists, have decided this Friday to keep the celebration of the Day of the Book and the Rose 23rd of July , although foregoing the common space provided in the Paseo de Gracia . The statement has been made available to the public shortly after the Catalan government had recommended to some 4 million people in Barcelona and its metropolitan area and lleida regions of Segrià and Noguera that you don’t leave home, except to go to work and do the shopping must-haves, the have tripled in cases of Covid-19 in these areas in the last week.
The Book Chamber has said that, “according to the new measures taken by the health authorities, the Day of the Book and the Rose 23rd of July will be held in the city of Barcelona, in every bookstore and flower shop” in a decentralized way. The organizers of the “Sant Jordi of summer” waiving the common space that was provided in the Walk of Grace, but argue that “in the rest of municipalities of Catalonia will be held in accordance with the health situation that has every one of them.”
To commemorate this Day of the Book and the Rose special, in the city of Barcelona had given a particular protocol, which contemplated that the bookstores and florists who so wished could put stalls on the street in front of his own establishment, in addition to the closed space and perimetrado had been envisaged in the central part of the Paseo de Gracia from Plaza Catalunya up to Valencia street. In this space they were going to have a few 110 exhibitors of booksellers, publishers, florists, and a book signing until eleven in the evening, while 90 other stalls would be distributed by the rest of the city.