The State of Qatar, represented by the Ministry of Culture, participates in the 8th edition of the Lebanon International Book Fair 2023, which is organized by the Lebanese Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the Lebanese Publishers Union from Oct. 13 to 23.
The exhibition will be held at the Forum De Beyrouth Exhibition and Convention Center in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, with the participation of more than 155 private and official publishing houses, representing 277 publishers from 21 Arab and foreign countries.
In its 8th edition, the exhibition aims to encourage publishers, distributors, and cultural and educational institutions to increase the publishing and translation movement, activate the fundamental role of eliminating reluctance to read, encourage pioneers in studying and reading, and develop programs and foundations covering all areas and fields to keep pace with developments in the modern era in various fields.
Director of the Libraries Department at the Ministry of Culture Jassim Ahm
ed Al Buainain said that the ministry’s participation in the Lebanon International Book Fair, which is considered one of the important international book fairs, comes within the framework of enhancing cultural and intellectual communication, noting that the Qatari participation aims to expand the circle of cooperation with those working in the field of culture and the publishing industry, in addition to displaying Qatari intellectual and literary production from Ministry of Culture publications and holding meetings with exhibition officials and Arab publishing houses to discuss aspects of cooperation in authorship, translation and publishing.
The Lebanon International Book Fair, in its 8th edition, looks forward to enhancing cooperation between publishers and those interested in culture and books to determine the requests and provision of resources to establish more outlets in Arab countries, turning it into a flexible driving force for companies distributing books and other cultural media, which contributes
to expanding the distribution base and supporting cognitive, professional and social growth. It also aspires to protect intellectual property rights in the Arab world by spreading awareness about this issue.
In another context, the Qatar Philatelic and Numismatic Stamp Center, affiliated with the Ministry of Culture, organized the monthly meeting for stamp and coin collectors under the title “coin collectors are ambassadors of their countries.” The Qatar Philatelic and Numismatic Stamp Center works to encourage hobbyists by facilitating communication opportunities through seminars, lectures, exhibitions, and publishing research, booklets, and magazines related to the hobby, postage stamps, and paper currencies.
Source: Qatar News Agency