Aimed at adults as well as young readers, the new Sharjah Virtual Reading Festiva is being designed to stress cultural inclusion amid social distancing.
Set for completion in April, Sharjah’s new House of Wisdom facility is designed to bring legacy and digital library services together with social learning.
While reporting big attendance numbers, the Sharjah Book Fair this year is most memorable for events affirming its deepening world publishing relationships.
The 2019 edition of Sharjah International Book Fair’s Publishers Conference is being expanded to three days and broadening the scope of its discussions.
The United Arab Emirates’ Sharjah Book Authority signs on as guest of honor at the 2020 Guadalajara International Book Fair.
The new IPA-Dubai Cares partnership provides close to $1 million for efforts ‘to address pressing African publishing ecosystem challenges.’
In its newly commissioned stage production, the emirate Sharjah has opened its year as UNESCO’s World Book Capital with a new tale for the ancient canon of the Arabian Nights.
Devised as a highly participatory hub of more than 2,500 events, the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival opens in the coming UNESCO World Book Capital.
Kalimat Foundation has donated 2,000 Arabic-language children’s and young adult books to 11 Italian libraries for Arab immigrant and refugee children.
Bodour Al Qasimi met with UNESCO director-general Audrey Azoulay in Paris to discuss the coming Sharjah’s World Book Capital programming.