Riyadh Book Fair simulates Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad
Riyadh’s Cultural Avenue imitates Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, which has been renowned for its libraries until this street became a market that has attracted people from over the world.
Visitors to the Culture Ave on Riyadh front were able to buy on display books and experience the Al-Mutanabbi Street at one of its two most renowned cafés, Shabandar Café and Al-Zahawi Café, respectively.
The Iraqi poet, Talib Abdulaziz, believes that the simulation of Al-Mutanabbi Street is a beautiful glimpse, calculated for the Riyadh International Book Fair,
Al-Mutanabbi Street is the beating heart of Iraqi culture. It has cafés where writers sit and take turns discussing. It is not possible to separate Al-Mutanabbi Street from Shabandar Café – for example.
The Riyadh International Fair continues to receive visitors until October 10, in its new location on the front of Riyadh.
The exhibition bears the slogan “A New Destination, a New Chapter”, in which the Commission for Literature, Publishing, and Translation will host Iraq as a guest of honor.