The attendees stood watching the lighting of the logo for several minutes, and read the slogan of the winning Sharjah campaign: "Open books ... Open minds."
In the presence of Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Vice President of the International Publishers Association (IPA) and Founder and Chairperson of Kalimat Foundation for Children's Empowerment (KF) has distributed 2,000 books to 11 libraries across Italy.
Amid top Italian officials, authors, literary experts and an abundance of cultural enthusiasts, Sharjah was unveiled as guest of honour at the Turin International Book Fair (TIBF 2019) on Thursday. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi, Executive Chairman of the Department of Government Relations (DoGR), Sharjah,
The conference, part of the Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 activities, took place in the presence of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
The emirate will showcase 59 first-edition Russian language translations of books written by Emirati and Arab authors.
It is nice to know that there’s a new book published by the popular children’s author Ruskin Bond - The Puffin Book of holiday stories. The description of the book - a fun anthology of adventure, humour, ghosts, mysteries, friends, mangoes, family dramas and little boys and girls, surely will have a message for the young readers.
All wars begin in the mind. They include the war to answer hunger and thirst, to satiate dreams, to win over love, to ensure harmony and, of course, the most sought-after, which is also the most difficult, to conquer happiness. Life’s blueprint is shaped by our thoughts and our thoughts by our books.
'There is no better place than Heart of Sharjah - an area steeped in history — to host Sharjah Heritage Days, which is why we choose this venue every year. It offers us an ideal platform to showcase not only local cultural and artistic traditions, but those of several countries who join us from all over the world.'
This meeting marked Sheikha Bodour’s first official engagement since she was conferred her new position at IPA. At the meeting, she stressed that challenges and opportunities in the Arab publishing landscape will remain key points on IPA agenda for the next couple of years.