Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) extended its support for the publishing industry at the 22nd Amman International Book Fair in Jordan. The SBA pavilion served as a platform for meetings with directors of Arab book fairs and publishing houses, highlighting opportunities in the creative industries.
The SBA pavilion received a host of ministers, diplomats, and cultural figures during their participation, where Fadel Hussein Bussaim, Director of SBA in Sharjah’s eastern region, presented a copy of the book “The Inquisition Manuscripts” by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to Her Excellency the Jordanian Minister of Culture, Haifa Najjar.
Additionally, SBA’s director presented a copy of another book by His Highness The Ruler of Sharjah titled “My Early Life (Sard Al That)” to His Excellency Dr. Atef Abu Saif, the Palestinian Minister of Culture.
SBA shed light on Sharjah’s investment in the publishing sector, offering opportunities for publishers to advance their work.
The Authority’s delegation extended invitations to exhibitors to participate in the upcoming 42nd edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair, the world’s largest platform for buying and selling publishing rights in 2021 and 2022.
The authority also invited children’s literature publishers to participate in the upcoming edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, which brings together experts, specialists, authors, and illustrators from around the world.
Fadel Hussein Bussaim, Director of SBA in Sharjah’s eastern region, commented on their participation, stating, “Our presence at the Amman International Book Fair solidifies Sharjah’s cultural initiative and the emirate’s prominent position on the Arab cultural landscape, thanks to the vision and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed AlQasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, in elevating the role of books and knowledge in the journey of development.”
The delegation from SBA also discussed cooperation opportunities with counterparts from Egypt, Bahrain, and Algeria and invited new publishing houses to participate in the Sharjah International Book Fair.
The pavilion featured works from Emirati institutions and publishers, reinforcing Sharjah’s role as a cultural hub and promoting a culture of reading and learning.
Via: Gulf News