Sharjah Book Authority participates in the conclave and shows its ongoing commitment to cultivating culture and cooperation in the Arab publishing world

Amman International Book Fair promotes cultural exchanges between nations

La ministra de Cultura jordana al recibir un ejemplar del libro "Los manuscritos de la Inquisición" durante su visita al pabellón de la SBA
photo_camera The Jordanian Minister of Culture receiving a copy of the book "The Manuscripts of the Inquisition" during her visit to the SBA pavilion

The 22nd edition of the Amman International Book Fair in Jordan runs from 21st to 30th Septembre attended by over 400 publishers from 22 countries.  

The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) participates and demonstrates its dedication and commitment to supporting the publishing industry both in the region and globally through its pavillion, at the 22nd edition of the Amman International Book Fair in Jordan. The pavilion also served as a platform for hosting a series of meetings with directors of Arab book fairs and publishing houses to present the opportunities available for those working in the creative industries.

The SBA pavilion received a host of ministers, diplomats, and culture figures during their participation, where Fadel Hussein Bussaim, Director of SBA in Sharjah鈥檚 eastern region, presented a copy of the book 鈥淭he Inquisition Manuscripts鈥 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to Her Excellency the Jordanian Minister of Culture, Haifa Najjar. Additionally, SBA鈥檚 director presented a copy of another book by His Highness The Ruler of Sharjah titled 鈥淢y Early Life (Sard Al That)鈥 to His Excellency Dr. Atef Abu Saif, the Palestinian Minister of Culture.  

El ministro de Cultura palestino recibiendo un ejemplar del libro "My Early Life (Sard Al That)" durante su visita al pabell贸n de la SBA
The Palestinian Minister of Culture receiving a copy of the book "My Early Life (Sard Al That)" during his visit to the SBA pavilion

The delegation from the Sharjah Book Authority met with Haitham Younis, Head of the Central Administration for Exhibition Affairs in Egypt, and Bashar Jassim, Director of the Bahrain International Book Fair, and Mukhtar AlKhalidi, Director of the Algiers International Book Fair. During their meeting, they discussed cooperation opportunities in organising exhibitions, as well as the Authority's upcoming participation in the Cairo International Book Fair and the Bahrain International Book Fair. Additionally, the Authority's delegation met with several representatives of new publishing houses in the Arab cultural scene, inviting them to participate in the Sharjah International Book Fair 2024. 

SBA鈥檚 pavilion featured distinguished works from various Emirati institutions and publishers. The presentation highlighted SBA鈥檚 ongoing mission to strengthen Sharjah's position as a prominent cultural hub in the Arab world. It also underscored the authority鈥檚 role in supporting the book industry, promoting a culture of reading and learning, while fostering cooperation among publishers at both regional and global levels.

Durante la reuni贸n de la delegaci贸n de la Autoridad del Libro de Sharjah con varios directores de exposiciones de libros 谩rabes en el pabell贸n de la SBA
During the meeting of the Sharjah Book Authority delegation with a number of Arab book exhibition directors at the SBA pavilion

SBA shed light on Sharjah鈥檚 investment in the publishing sector, offering opportunities for publishers to advance their work. The Authority鈥檚 delegation extended invitations to exhibitors to participate in the upcoming 42nd edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair, the world鈥檚 largest platform for buying and selling publishing rights in 2021 and 2022. The authority also invited children's literature publishers to participate in the upcoming edition of the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival, which brings together experts, specialists, authors and illustrators from around the world. 

Fadel Hussein Bussaim, Director of SBA in Sharjah鈥檚 eastern region, commented on their participation, stating, 鈥淥ur presence at the Amman International Book Fair solidifies Sharjah鈥檚 cultural initiative and the emirate's prominent position on the Arab cultural landscape, thanks to the vision and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed AlQasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, in elevating the role of books and knowledge in the journey of development.鈥

Durante la reuni贸n de la delegaci贸n de la Autoridad del Libro de Sharjah con varios directores de exposiciones de libros 谩rabes en el pabell贸n de la SBA
During the meeting of the Sharjah Book Authority delegation with a number of Arab book exhibition directors at the SBA pavilion

He added, 鈥淪BA is committed to participating in international book fairs to enhance cooperation with our publishing industry partners, share experiences and insights, and offer  prime opportunities to Arab and international authors and publishers. We invite them to partake in Sharjah's cultural events, leveraging our advanced infrastructure in the creative sector to explore new avenues for expanding their reach into global markets.鈥 

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