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World’s third largest book fair opens in Sharjah

With more than 1.5 million book titles and 1,650 publishing houses from 60 countries, Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) opened its doors to public and trade visitors today. Now the third largest book fair in the world, the publishing mega-event takes place from 1 to 11 November at the Expo Centre Sharjah, which has added a 42,000 square foot (3,900 ...

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Sharjah Ruler opens Sharjah Publishing City

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, has officially inaugurated Sharjah Publishing City (SPC) at an opening event attended by hundreds of government officials, publishers, authors, journalists other distinguished guests. The first free zone of its type in the world, the new world-class facility provides a tax-free environment for ...

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Sharjah International Book Fair dates confirmed

Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has announced the dates of the 36th edition of Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) as 1-11 November 2017. The region’s premium platform for publishers of education, science, literature, art and culture titles takes place annually at Expo Centre Sharjah. In addition to the main exhibition, the event brings together hundreds of authors and publishers from around ...

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UNESCO names Sharjah ‘World Book Capital 2019’

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has named Sharjah its ‘World Book Capital 2019’, in recognition of the emirate’s initiatives to further reading, literacy and book publishing. The announcement also adds further weight to Sharjah’s efforts to establish a global book publishing hub at its purpose-built ‘Sharjah Publishing City’, which has already received an overwhelming response from ...

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Arab book market worth $1 billion

The Arab book market is worth US$1 billion per annum, according to the Chairman of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), Ahmed Bin Rakkad Al Ameri, who was speaking at a panel session at the Sharjah International Book Fair this week. Some 650,000 people have visited the 35th edition of the eleven-day book fair during its first four days, with 1,681 publishing ...

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