This event has been around almost as long as I’ve been alive, starting in 1982 in Sharjah, U.A.E. The website says:
This 10-day annual event now draws a total of over 800 publishers showcasing books from nearly 42 nations, and attracts over 400,000 visitors.The primary aim is to promote reading, mainly to the younger generation by making quality books available to them at affordable prices.
As a lifelong book lover, this is something I can definitely get behind! This year is the event’s 30th anniversary, which is exciting in itself.
I’ll be at the festival from November 21 – 26, so if you’re in the area, please stop by! And I’ll be doing my best to Tweet every possible minute, so follow the