Sana’a hosts 24th International Book Fair [Archives:2007/1097/Local News]

October 25 2007

SANA'A, Oct. 23 ) The 24th international Book Fair was launched in Sana'a last Monday, October, 22. The fair will last for the period from October,22 to November, 2 with participation of 270 local and international publishing houses as well as 14 governmental parties coming from different Arab countries participating with more than 300.000 titles in different cognitive fields.

Worth-noting, several morning activities were staged for many Yemeni and Arab writers delivering cultural seminars and lectures during the days of the fair.

However, the Head of the General Book Authority, Dr.Faris Al-Saqqaf, said that fair will experience the announcement of numerous projects in the field of book in Yemen. Additionally, at the level of the mutual Arab work, they will announce the admission of the Yemeni Publishers Union to the Arab Publishers Union.

The General Book Authority will start implementing the practical steps concerning the project of the Greater National Library at the cost of US$ 40 millions. It will also announce the future steps of the project of the national program for libraries spanning the provinces of the republic.