Book fans can rejoice !
The 41st edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) will kick off on November 2, it was announced on Tuesday. The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) announced ‘Spread the word’ as the theme of the fair this year.
Italy will be this year’s guest of honour while the theme for the event is “spread the word” which organisers say calls on guests “to believe in the power of words when it comes to building bridges of cultural communication”. The events will include talks, workshops, as well as 80 theatre, dance and music performances. The fair will also have a cooking corner, plus dedicated sections for designers and artists of various ages. Expect talks, workshops, as well as theatre, dance and music performances. There will also be plenty of book stalls. The line-up for this year’s festival has yet to be announced. In 2021, the SIBF crossed a major cultural milestone by becoming the year’s largest publishing event worldwide in terms of business exchanges and copyright sales.