Riyadh International Book Fair 2018 begins registration

Riyadh International Book Fair 2018 begins registration
A visitor reads a book during the Riyadh International Book Fair. (SPA)
Updated 09 November 2017

Riyadh International Book Fair 2018 begins registration

Riyadh International Book Fair 2018 begins registration

RIYADH: The Ministry of Culture and Information announced the start of registration for publishing houses wishing to participate in the Riyadh International Book Fair 2018, from inside and outside the Kingdom, through the official website http://riyadhbookfair.org.sa.
The registration process starts from Nov. 8 and will continue till Dec. 30, the media department of the ministry said. The annual book fair will have a 10-day run at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center from March 14 to 24, according to the official website.
The book fair and its accompanying exhibition is keen to attract the largest possible audience in all its aspects, from all age groups, including those who come from within the city and outside, whether through direct visits or visits organized through schools and universities.
Commenting on preparations for the book fair, Abdul Rahman Al-Assem, general supervisor for cultural affairs at the ministry, said that they are working to prepare for the book fair and exhibition in a way that reflects Saudi culture, its international standing, and fulfils the aspirations of those interested in the publishing industry.
Al-Assem, who is also the general supervisor of the exhibition, called on interested publishing houses to abide by the terms and conditions of participation set by the ministry on the exhibition’s website. He stressed the importance of meeting deadlines for registration and completing all procedures, according to the specified conditions.
The annual cultural event that provides a cultural bridge between the Arab region and the wider world by serving as a networking platform for publishers, writers, scholars and academic institutions. It attracts thousands of visitors on a daily basis with a wide participation of local, Arab and world publishing houses.
The annual book fair, which started over a decade ago, puts on display a large number of books on Islam, Arab culture, history, medicine, law, science and technology, mass media and communication, besides biographical accounts, fiction and novels available in popular languages including Arabic, English, French, Turkish, Urdu and Spanish.