This is the website for the Border Book Festival held each year in Mesilla, New Mexico. The slogan for the festival is leer es vivir…to read is to live. The site describes the festival:
The Border Book Festival, Inc., (BBF) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1995 by a group of writers, artists and community people committed to celebrating literature and the art of story in the southern United States–Northern México border region. We began as the Border Book Festival, what we imagined then would be a one-day book fair. Since then we have grown into a major literary festival, founder of The Cultural Center de Mesilla. We believe that literature and the arts can bridge the many boundaries–racial, ethnic, generational, cultural, socio-economic, and gender-based–that divide our community. Ours is a grass roots organization that impacts its community by offering programs that are blueprints of positive communication, interaction and connection between people in our borderland region.
The lively, colorful website is regularly updated and maintained by volunteers and organizers from Border Book Festival, Inc. It contains links to information about past and upcoming festivals, the community, writers and artists, the history of the festival, books for sale, how to help and contact information for the festival. There is also lots of information about literary and artistic events in the area.