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  • Sharjah's Al Ameri Looks Ahead to 2022

    Sharjah of the United Arab Emirates is the guest of honor country at book fairs in Bologna, Guadalajara, and London in 2022. Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority, discusses what this means for Sharjah's cultural ambitions.

  • Sharjah Book Fair Posts Record Numbers

    The 40th Sharjah International Book Fair, which took place November 3-13 in the United Arab Emirates, attracted 1,692,463 visitors representing 109 nationalities. The fair, open to the public, attracted some 1,632 publishers from 83 countries.

  • Sharjah Book Fair Highlights Importance of Community

    The 40th Sharjah International Book Fair opened today in the United Arab Emirates. The professional program, which started on Sunday and ran through Tuesday, attracted 550 people for panel discussions, rights meetings and networking, placing an emphasis on camaraderie and community.

  • Sharjah Book Fair to Feature Nobel Prize-Winner, 1,500 Publishers

    Abdulrazak Gurnah, winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature, will be among 85 literary guests and authors participating in this year's Sharjah International Book Fair in November. The event will also feature 1,500 publishers, the largest number in the fair's 40-year history.

  • Sharjah Library Conference Draws Global Crowd

    The seventh Sharjah International Library Conference ran from November 10-12, in an all-virtual format. A total of 830 librarians from 53 different countries participated.

  • Sharjah Book Fair Opens, Mixing Live and Virtual Events

    The Sharjah International Book Fair opens November 4 and will run for 10 days. It will be a hybrid virtual and live event, and is among the few in-person book fairs to take place since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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