Muscat Book Fair 2023 to kick off on February 22
Nov 22, 2022
(See translation in Arabic section)
MUSCAT: The Main Committee of Muscat International Book Fair announced that the 27th edition of the event will begin on February 22, 2023, and continue till March 4.
Dr Abdullah bin Nasser al Harrasi, Minister of Information and Chairman of the Main Committee of Muscat International Book Fair, told Oman News Agency (ONA) that the upcoming edition of the book fair will see the launch of an extensive range of cultural programmes.
The book fair will have adequate depth and rich diversity which appeal to the tastes of yearning readers and knowledge-seekers across different domains of thought, culture, literature and science.
The minister said: "The extravaganza constitutes an opportunity for all of us, as readers, researchers, academics and students to pursue our interests in a full-fledged manner.”
He said that the book fair includes family and children’s programmes which cater to their educational aspirations and skills development. Emphasis will be laid on sciences of the future providing access to wide scopes of knowledge, he added.
Dr Abdullah stressed that Muscat International Book Fair provides a major cultural platform for publishers, distributors and authors from Oman and abroad. Besides the rich selection of exhibits, the book fair comprises interactive cultural events and seminars.
The 26th edition of Muscat International Book Fair attracted more than 300,000 visitors and occupies an advanced place on the map of Arab and international book fairs.