Biography and History

Born in Brazil in 1908, Carlos Ribeiro was trained in bookselling by José de Mattos at his famous Livraria Quaresma in Rio de Janeiro. Ribeiro later opened the Livraria São José, which became a cultural center, publishing new authors, holding book signings, and hosting gatherings of intellectuals. Ribeiro also participated in the Sindicato dos Editores and helped to create Rio de Janeiro's Feira do Livro (book fair). Ribeiro died in 1993.

Source: From the finding aid for C0922