Saudi Arabia invites local, international publishing houses to participate in the Eastern Province Book Fair 2023
The Literature, Publishing, and Translation Authority of the Saudi Ministry of Culture announced its readiness to organize the Eastern Province Book Fair 2023 from March 2 to March 11. This will be the first book fair to be held in the Eastern Province under the umbrella of the Ministry of Culture.
The exhibition targets a large presence of local and international publishing houses. It includes a qualitative and specialized cultural program, as well as a group of cultural events for children, according to the Authority’s Twitter account.
The authority opened the door for registration for publishing houses wishing to participate in the exhibition. It called on local and international publishing houses to submit their applications through the website.
The Eastern Province Book Fair 2023 is part of an expanded plan for Saudi book fairs. This plan was previously announced by the Chairman of the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Authority, Muhammad Hassan Alwan. This plan was to promote reading and support access to local, regional and international publishing houses for the local audience.
Last year witnessed the organization of 3 exhibitions, starting with the Madinah Book Fair in June. Next, the Riyadh International Book Fair at the end of September, and finally the Jeddah Book Fair in December.
The exhibition represents a cultural window that showcases local and international literature, publishing, and translation makers. It also includes those interested in the book industry. Additionally, cultural events are organized in addition to academic activities. These include lectures, workshops, and seminars in which elite experts and intellectuals participate, poetry evenings, and a children’s corner.