As the 2018 Sharjah International Book Fair has its ceremonial opening, the emirate’s royal family reaffirms its commitment to literature and a knowledge economy.
‘It is of vital importance that both industry and governments produce data on publishing,’ IPA’s Michiel Kolman tells Sharjah’s publishing conference.
Sharjah’s work promoting Arab book markets includes its annual rights center at Sharjah International Book Fair, which will host 350 companies this year.
As the 11-day Sharjah International Book Fair is formally opened to the public, its chief patron warns of the importance of the ‘light’ of literature.
Together with an invited audience of hundreds of international publishing industry representatives, the emirate’s ruler opens Sharjah Publishing City.
As book publishing players gather for next week’s grand opening of Sharjah Publishing City in the UAE, the next stage of its facilities are being planned.
New recognition for efforts that Sharjah’s royal family and civic leadership have made, Sharjah follows Athens 2018 in the “World Book Capital” designation.
‘To create a reading culture on the way to a knowledge-based economy,’ as Seth Russo puts it, Ahmed Al Ameri’s Sharjah Publishing City will soon be open for business.
As suggested by the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival’s slogan, ‘Discover a Lifelong Friend,’ Ahmed Al Ameri sees early-age immersion as crucial.
The American Library Association holds its third Sharjah conference for library professionals in the Arab world, cautiously worried at the US election news while pressing a transformative agenda.
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