The management of the Sharjah International Book Fair revealed that the 40th session, which will start from 3 to 13 November at the Expo Center Sharjah, will display more than 15 million books, presented by more than 1,576 publishing houses from 83 countries, and distributed over more than 1.3 million titles in various fields. The world’s languages, including 110,000 new titles, are presented for the first time.
The exhibition, organized annually by the Sharjah Book Authority under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, confirms its position as a global platform that hosts the most important cultural and literary events that lovers of reading and books await. , more than 970 cultural, artistic and entertainment events, and hosts more than 85 writers from different countries of the world.
In addition, Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority, confirmed that the Sharjah International Book Fair renews with this session the betting on the book in building awareness and achieving a qualitative leap in the publishing industry at the regional and global levels, in addition to creating a global cultural movement, through the exhibition platform. And its activities, which bring together in this session a selection of famous literature and thought from the Arab region and the world.
The list of publishing houses participating in this session is topped by the Arab Republic of Egypt with 295 publishing houses, the UAE with 250 publishing houses, the UK with 138 publishing houses, Lebanon with 112 publishing houses, the Syrian Arab Republic with 93 houses, and Jordan with 76 houses.
Among the most prominent participating foreign publishing houses, 87 from India, 48 from the United States of America, 26 from Italy, 16 from Canada and Brazil, 14 from Spain, 12 from Mexico and France. For the first time, 9 countries are participating in the exhibition: Colombia, South Sudan, Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.