The Bologna bookstore, Giannino Stoppani, was damaged by fire in May. Sharjah World Book Capital has contributed €50,000 to assist.
Aaliya’s Books, a much-loved Beirut bookstore named for a character in a Rabih Alameddine novel, has lost the battle to stay open—for now.
The Sharjah World Book Capital Office and Sharjah Book Authority are providing new grants to support Lebanese publishers and book fairs.
As parts of Beirut struggle to rebuild after the August 4 explosion, the Sharjah World Book Capital Office has stepped in to help restore three damaged libraries.
The blast at the Port of Beirut has left many in publishing struggling along with their countrymen in a deepening, complex crisis.