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Monday at noon on "The Source" — Michelle Obama's book "Becoming" has been a record-breaking best-seller since its release last November and still tops the list of Amazon's most popular books.

San Antonio Book Festival

The San Antonio Book Festival returns in April for a seventh time and with a new executive director: Lilly Gonzalez succeeds festival founder Katy Flato. 

Darren Abate / For Texas Public Radio

Around 460 men, women and children gathered around a ring set up on the first floor of San Antonio’s Central Library. Paintings lined the walls behind them, but they were ready to watch a different kind of art: two hours of wrestling.

But not just any wrestling, they were there to watch the Mexican-style of wrestling called "lucha libre."

 


San Antonio Public Library's Central Library downtown on November 28, 2017
Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

The books most frequently checked out of San Antonio Public Library this year were mysteries and bestsellers, according to library records of the top 10 books in adult fiction, adult non-fiction, young adult fiction, digital fiction and digital non-fiction.

 

Jan Ross Piedad / Texas Public Radio

What began as a petition calling for more Hispanic and Latino representation in the mid-90s is now a full-service resource center in a prominent space in San Antonio's iconic Central Library. 

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