Posted on February 22, 2019

The 24th edition of Muscat International Book Fair kicked off, with the participation of 882 publishers participate in the fair this year, from 30 countries including Qatar.

The participation of Qatar’s Ministry of Culture and Sports and a number of Qatari publishing houses comes within the framework of the Ministry’s keenness on exchanging experiences between the Doha International Book Fair and Muscat International Book Fair. The pavilion of Libraries Department at the Ministry of Culture and Sports represents the State of Qatar in the Fair, in cooperation with Lusail Publishing House.

The Qatari pavilion presents a wide range of literary, historical, cultural and intellectual publications, as well as the Ministry’s periodicals and the publications of the Qatari publishing houses. 523,000 titles are being displayed and posted on the website, of which 35% are new releases, the Fair management said, adding that there will be also 106 cultural events this year compared to 64 events held last year, 22 of which will be on the Governorate of Al Buraimi.

It added there will be 3 specialized seminars dealing with three historical figures that contributed to human civilization, and there will be also a specialized seminar entitled “Oman in the Arab and Foreign Writings”.