Muscat International Book Fair starts Saturday.

Merge 104.8  |  18 February 2020

Muscat International Book Fair starts Saturday. More than 900 publishing houses from 32 countries will take part in the 25th Muscat International Book Fair.


In a press conference it was revealed by His Excellency Dr. Abdul Munim al Hasani, the Minister of Information, that the Late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said’s life will be highlighted in cultural events, and that an encyclopedia – titled ‘History of Oman Across Ages’ – will be launched at the fair.

He also pointed out that there would be four integrated halls for cultural events, and an expanded corner for family and child activities, cultural cafes in a number of pavilions. Simultaneous presence of publishing industry executives and authors will facilitate signing of production and publishing contracts.
This year an optional service of electronic payment will be available.

The opening ceremony is expected to be presided by HH Sayyid Shihab bin Tariq, the advisor to HM the Sultan.

270 publishing houses from third parties will also be taking part this year, and Lebanese professor, politician and former government minister, Tarek Mitri, is expected to visit the fair. 

Muscat International Book Fair starts Saturday, February 22 and continues until March 2, 2020.

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