His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi، Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah will be inaugurating the 37th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) tomorrow (Wednesday). Themed ‘Tale of Letters’، the fair is curated by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) which will be held from October 31 st to November 10 th at Sharjah Expo Centre، gulf today reported.
The opening ceremony will see the honouring of Azzeldine Mihoubi، Algeria’s Minister of Culture، who was selected as the Cultural Personality of the Year. Winners of the SIBF Awards، Turjuman Award، and Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature will also be honoured at the opening ceremony.
This edition will be hosting more than 20 million books from 1.6 million titles، 80،000 of which are new titles، and 1،874 publishing houses from 77 countries.