RIYADH: From September 28 to October 7, the Riyadh International Book Fair will grace the grounds of King Saud University, embracing the theme “An Inspiring Destination.” Over 1,800 publishers from 32 countries will participate in this literary extravaganza, reports Al-Rai daily.
The Sultanate of Oman holds the esteemed title of “guest of honor” for this year’s event, presenting its literary wealth in a dedicated pavilion. This pavilion will showcase books, manuscripts, and elements of Omani national culture. It will also feature notable figures from Omani culture and publishers exhibiting their latest titles and publications.
The event’s program, curated by the Saudi Literature, Publishing, and Translation Authority, encompasses engaging dialogue sessions, poetry recitals, theatrical performances, musical concerts, and workshops across various domains of knowledge. Eminent intellectuals and writers from Saudi Arabia, the Arab world, and beyond will actively participate.
Running parallel to the fair is the International Publishers Conference on October 4, providing a platform for in-depth discussions on the book industry and the challenges faced by publishing houses.
The Riyadh International Book Fair marks the third book fair hosted by the Kingdom this year, following the Eastern and Medina fairs. Additionally, the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Authority is gearing up for a concluding fair in Jeddah during the month of December.