December 11, 2023

Jeddah Book Fair: A Cultural Extravaganza Unveiling Literary Marvels

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The Literature, Publishing, and Translation Authority is set to host the Jeddah Book Fair 2023 from December 7 to 16 at the “Super Dome” in Jeddah, marking a significant stride in the “Book Fairs” initiative—a strategic undertaking aimed at expanding the landscape of book fairs in the Kingdom. These fairs are envisioned as cultural hubs, uniting professionals in literature, publishing, and translation from both local and international entities with a diverse audience of readers and enthusiasts.

The 2023 edition of the Jeddah Book Fair is poised to be a gathering ground for over 400 local, Arab, and international publishing houses. The fair is designed to offer a rich and diverse cultural and knowledge program through a lineup of events and activities, presenting a holistic cultural experience catering to various segments of society. This encompasses engaging lectures, cultural workshops, seminars featuring esteemed experts and intellectuals, as well as poetic evenings, theatrical performances, and educational training areas tailored for children. The exhibition will also showcase the captivating world of manga and comic book art.

Obviously, this marks the fourth book fair organized by the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Authority in the current year, following the success of the Eastern Province Book Fair in March, the Al-Madinah Book Fair in June, and the Riyadh International Book Fair in September. The overarching goal of these events is to facilitate widespread access to books, establishing diverse channels for publishing and distribution. This strategic effort aligns seamlessly with the national cultural strategy outlined in Saudi Vision 2030, with the ultimate aim of positioning the Kingdom as a prominent hub in the publishing industry. The multi-faceted approach seeks to transform Saudi Arabia into a key player in the realm of publishing, fostering cultural growth and development in line with the nation’s visionary goals.

Source: Okaz

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