*+-Though the Doha International Book Fair opened under the cloud of the killings in France, it proved interest in reading is growing in the oil rich country.
*+-The Sharjah International Book Fair is focused on forging cultural connections and fighting Muslim extremism through books.
*+-The Sharjah Book Fair may seem to indulge foreign visitors with excessive perks, but it’s all for the good and growth of the Emirate.
*+-Dan Brown’s talk at the Sharjah Book Fair, his first fair appearance outside the US, will be televised throughout the Arab world.
*+-Craig Hawes describes how his book of short stories set in Dubai was pulled from bookstores in the UAE and reflects on the state of censorship in the country.
*+-The Qu’ran is the star at the Islamic Book Exhibition in the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah, where the holy book being celebrated in a myriad of guises.
*+-Al Manhal, the UAE-based Arabic digital education publisher, now offers paperback editions of its books worldwide via Amazon marketplace.
*+-Aisha Al-Kaabi discusses the history and mission of her publishing house IQRAni, which is at the forefront of a publishing boom in the UAE.
*+-The ongoing Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival has become a major attraction for families and young readers in the region, and publishers are taking notice.
*+-Roger Tagholm reports from Sharjah, where the emirate is celebrating its turn as Islamic Cultural Capital with wide-ranging festivities the drew global guests.