Sharjah International Book Fair returns in November

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The 41st edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) will kick off on November 2 under the theme 'Spread the Word’.

The 12-day event will run until November 13 at the Expo Centre Sharjah, with Italy as the Guest of Honour.

Once again, the fest will feature a line-up of distinguished authors and intellectuals from around the world who will lead a vibrant cultural programme.

“With this slogan, we want to convey that words are not written to be hidden between covers of books. Words are at the core of all creative pursuits, and in fact, at the heart of everything we do," said Khawla Al Mujaini, General coordinator of SIBF. 

In 2021, the SIBF set a major cultural milestone by becoming the year’s largest publishing event worldwide in terms of business exchanges and copyright sales.

The cultural extravaganza will further the Sharjah Book Authority's (SBA) mission to highlight the emirate’s cultural project and raise the community’s awareness about the power of the written word and its importance in building a bright, sustainable future.

"SIBF represents a living manifestation of Sharjah’s ambitions set more than 50 years ago, to present to the world one of the most successful and pioneering developmental projects in the region and the world - one founded on investing in culture and human capital development; one that transcends libraries and creative events, authors, intellectuals and poets to influence and shape other key sectors of a nation and the world," said Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of SBA.

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