By Elianna Kan
Edicola was founded in 2012 in Santiago, Chile by Italian expat Paolo Primavera. Conceived of for a world in motion, Edicola, which presented its work at the Guadalajara International Book Fair earlier this month, publishes titles in Spanish, Italian, and English in both print and ebook. Edicola is a word that doesn’t exist in Spanish. In Italian it means “newspaper kiosk.” For more than one hundred years, Primavera’s family has owned a kiosk in Ortuna, Italy that sells hundreds of different magazines and newspapers. As a documentary photographer, he spent many years traveling internationally and was often frustrated by the difficulty of finding books in his native language. According to Primavera, there are nearly 20,000 Italians who immigrated to Chile in the last fifteen years alone, and more then 150,000 who are descendants of Italian immigrants who began migrating to Chile towards the end of the 19th century.