October 23, 2023

Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) Achieves Record-Breaking Participation

Sharjah International Book Fair 2023

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The 42nd annual Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) breaks records with an unprecedented number of participants. This year, SIBF is proud to host a remarkable 2,033 publishers and exhibitors representing 108 nations, marking a historic milestone in the fair’s rich history. From November 1st to 12th, Expo Centre Sharjah will be the epicenter of literary and cultural exchange, welcoming book lovers, industry professionals, and enthusiasts from around the globe.

SIBF 2023, organized by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) and themed ‘We Speak Books,’ promises an immersive 12-day program filled with over 1,700 activities designed to cater to diverse age groups and interests. Whether you’re a passionate reader, a publishing professional, or a lover of art and culture, this event has something special in store for you.

This year’s edition has another exciting twist as it proudly honors South Korea as the Guest of Honor. You can expect to delve into South Korea’s unique knowledge and cultural landscape, spanning literature, art, technology, and culture. The cultural showcase includes an exhibition in collaboration with the University of Coimbra, featuring 60 historical artifacts that provide a window into the profound relationship between the University of Coimbra and Sharjah.

In a generous move, SIBF 2023 introduces the SIBF Translation Grant, a $300,000 fund aimed at supporting rights agreements forged during the event. This initiative promises to open doors for literary exchange and collaboration in the global publishing industry.

To be part of this international literary fiesta, rights professionals keen on exploring the Arab and international market can apply online to secure their spot. SIBF 2023 is more than just a book fair; it’s a gateway to diverse cultures, a platform for fostering international literary connections, and a hub for exploring the ever-evolving world of books.

Stay tuned for more updates as we count down to the grand opening of SIBF 2023. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this historic event where books truly come to life.

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