Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2019 is organized with the participation of 2,000 publishers from 81 countries at the Sharjah Expo Centre from Wednesday 30th October and ends on 09th November 2019. This is 38th Edition in which 173 authors from Arab and other countries participated who will lead 987 activities presenting scientific, knowledge and literary themes.
Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) is an 11-day international book fair detained yearly in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Its first appearance edition was launched in 1982 under the leadership and support of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, the UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
Dr. Sheikh Sultan emphasized the importance of freedom of expression in the growth and prosperity of a nation. “It is like a plant, if placed in a small pot it’ll wither and eventually die. We have given that plant plenty of space and allowed it to grow and flourish into the future.”
The Republic of Mexico as a Guest of Honour will bring together a host of Arab and international guests and celebrities including America’s most-loved host, Steve Harvey; Orhan Pamuk, the first Turkish novelist to win the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature; and the leadership guru, Robin Sharma. The international guest list includes Elisabetta Dami, a bestselling children’s author from Italy; Bernice L. McFadden, the American author of 10 critically acclaimed novels including the award-winning ‘The Book of Harlan’.The Arab guest list includes Wasini Al Araj; Ahlam Mosteghanemi, Ahmed Murad; and Omani author Jokha Alharthi, the first Arabic-language writer to win the prestigious Booker International Prize, to name a few.
Sharjah International Book Fair 2019
Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 title, the book fair has assumed its theme, ‘Open Books. Open Minds’.Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) places of interest the emirate’s role in promoting books as the foundation stone of humankind’s true development. Sheikh Sultan inaugurates 38th Sharjah International Book Fair 2019.
Dr. Hessa bin Masood, Director of the Dubai Public Library stressed the importance of the Authority’s participation in the Sharjah International Book Fair. “It is part of our mandate at Dubai Public Library to spread knowledge within society and to enrich the cultural scene by participating in the most prominent cultural events. We look forward to taking part in this global cultural event, which has proved its presence and strengthened its position year on year with its rich content. Thanks to our presence at this prestigious event we are able to achieve our goals in building public awareness and new and attractive ways to disseminate knowledge.”
Sharjah international book fair 2019 Dates and opening timing
From 30th October to 09th November 2019
Opening times 09: 00 AM to 22:00 PM
Friday 16:00 to 23:00 PM