Traveling Book Fair
Posted on 04/27/2022
Traveling Book Faire will visit CCE Friday, April 29, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The BOOK TRUCK is selling Spanish Literature for Children and Adults where CCE Families, Teachers and students are welcome to visit the Truck and purchase books.

Please check out this website to preview books: (

traveling book faire

History of Fondo de Cultura Económica

It was founded in 1934 by Daniel Cosío Villegas with the original purpose of providing students of economics from the National School of Economics with specialized books in Spanish. Soon, it expanded its interests to other subjects: humanities, literature (mostly works written in Spanish), popular science, children's books and literature for young adults. FCE's backlist encompasses more than ten thousand volumes, approximately 5,000 of which are still in print, and it has an electronic catalog of more than 1,300 titles. FCE has published the books of 65 authors who were awarded the Nobel Prize; 33 authors awarded with the Miguel de Cervantes Prize, 29 authors honored by the Princess of Asturias Awards, and over 140 authors who were awarded the Mexican National Prize for Arts and Sciences.

The word Económica [“economic”] in its name does not allude to the low sales price of its books, a permanent goal of this publishing house, but to the aforementioned initial objective of publishing works on economics. Moreover, the Mexican government provides resources to partially cover the costs of production, allowing books to be comparatively more affordable.

In Mexico, FCE has a chain of 27 bookstores across the most important cities and abroad it has 8 foreign branches in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain and the USA, Guatemala and Peru, which together cover the Spanish-speaking population from North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Moreover, FCE has representative offices in: Bolivia, Canada, Ecuador, Honduras, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, besides having distribution partners in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama and Uruguay.

It publishes three periodicals: El Trimestre Económico, founded a few months before FCE itself; La Gaceta, founded in 1954, and Diánoia (jointly published by FCE and the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, UNAM) in circulation since 1955. FCE annually or biennially organizes five prizes and competitions for authors, illustrators and readers: Concurso Leamos la Ciencia para Todos (Let's Read Science for All Competition), Concurso de Álbum Ilustrado A la Orilla del Viento (the Book Illustration Competiton- at the Edge of the Wind), the Premio Hispanoamericano de Poesía para Niños (the Hispanic-American Prize for Poetry for Children), together with the Fundación para las Letras Mexicanas, the Premio Internacional de Divulgación de la Ciencia Ruy Pérez Tamayo (the Ruy Pérez Tamayo International Prize for Science Exposition), and Concurso Iberoamericano de Ensayo para Jóvenes (the Iberoamerican Essay Competition for Youth). FCE was awarded in 1989 the Princess of Asturias Award in the category of Communications and Humanities as recognition for its work in Spanish-speaking countries and in 1987, La Gaceta earned the Mexican Premio Nacional de Periodismo (Mexican National Journalism Prize).