40 countries to join Jeddah Book Fair
40 دولة تشارك في معرض جدة للكتاب
16 OCT 2019
Source: Fatima Al-Saleh
Jeddah is expected to host the Fifth Jeddah International Book Fair under the patronage of Prince Khaled Al-Faisal emir of Makkah and adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The book fair will take place next December with the participation of 400 publishing houses and 40 countries at South Obhur with efforts to increase public awareness of culture and expand knowledge among the public.
Prince Mishal Bin Majed the Jeddah governor and the chairman of the higher committee for Jeddah book fair has followed the different plans of the committee to equip Jeddah for hosting such an event. The committee also ensures that new advancements at the event and a special attention is given to publishing.
A cultural program with some 50 events will also be available at different booths including art workshops, photography sessions, calligraphy, lectures, plays, and short documentary films about family and children.
Some 350 thousands books will be available which are expected to attract different readers. Visitors will also be able to meet 200 writers in person and get singed books from them.
The book fair will be organized on an area of 30 thousands square kilometers and it is expected to enhance Saudi cultural status, preserve local heritage and promote for reading.