Calling for ‘a more open dialogue regionally and internationally,’ Bodour Al Qasimi accepts UNESCO’s designation of Sharjah as World Book Capital 2019.
UNESCO Names the UAE’s Sharjah World Book Capital 2019
New recognition for efforts that Sharjah’s royal family and civic leadership have made, Sharjah follows Athens 2018 in the “World Book Capital” designation.
A Sharjah Publishing City Update: ‘We’re Selling Out’
‘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.
In the UAE: Sharjah Publishing City, Kinokuniya Bookstores, Library Drones
News from the Sharjah Book Fair: as the Publishing City rises in Sharjah, nearby Dubai gets a smaller Kinokuniya bookstore. And UAE libraries contemplate drone deliveries.
‘Practical, Technical, and Philosophical’ Issues: Sharjah’s Ahmed Al Ameri
Aiming to create ‘a bridge between Arab cultures and with the rest of the world,’ Ahmed Al Ameri talks of his leadership of Sharjah Book Authority and his goals for Sharjah Publishing City.
Sharjah Publishing City: A Free Zone ‘For the World’
The Sharjah Book Authority announces more information about the soon-to-launch ‘publishing free zone’ and its tax-free incentives for book publishers.