Subject: Books fair in Madrid
Hi Graciela and Laurie. I am afraid Im not writing to say that I could join you in Madrid (that very weekend Ill have to work), but I would like to recommend you a visit to the books fair that it is held yearly at the Retiro Park.

The 23rd of April is the Book Day in Spain (Cervantes died that day), and a big book fair opens at the Retiro Park for a couple of weeks. It is usually packed with people buying books or talking to their favourite authors. A bad thing is that usually it always rains on the opening day (so pack you umbrellas).

And let me recommend you a place to meet. Not the Plaza Mayor, but the smaller Plaza de Santa Ana, in the middle of the Austrian Madrid, and with some good cervecerias (Alemana and Santa Ana come to my mind right now). Try the calamares.

Rgds, Covadonga in Bilbao (Spain)