From Shakespeare to Karl Marx, and Sigmund Freud to Agatha Christie, around 500 rare first-edition books are on display.
The Iraqi author Yousif Al-Azawi, founder of Old Book publishing house, and member of the Publishers Association, says it is his first participation in the Sharjah International Book Fair.
Books mean a portal, a gateway to another dimension. They are like a long ride in a time machine, and one enjoys experiences which are good, bad and searing, that change your mind and heart forever.
Over 250 authors have protested against a German organisation's move to withdraw its decision to confer an award to Pakistani-origin British author Kamila Shamsie over her support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
With walls painted pearl white and bright mats covering the floor, it looks like a fancy showroom in an upmarket neighbourhood. But don't get mistaken -- it's a library. And that too for children.
Publishers participating under the Emirates Publishers Association pavilion will conduct enriching discussion sessions during the book fair.
Children are getting used to the new normal where the coronavirus is concerned. Gone are the days when they could prepare for the day at school – seeing that they looked prim and proper, their outfit neat and well-ironed, shoes polished and hair neatly combed.
Sheikha Bodour also congratulated the global publishing industry in attendance on truly understanding the role of ecosystem solidarity, especially in the past couple of years, and making a conscious effort to unite in its shared vision for the sector’s future.
Offering more than three million books at heavily discounted prices of 50-80 per cent off recommended retail price, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is free and open to all for 24 hours a day, giving Dubai communities an unparalleled opportunity to engage with booksellers and purchase their favourite books at affordable prices.