Sharjah Book Authority promotes Arab and Emirati culture to Library of Congress

“الشارقة للكتاب” تستعرض أبرز ملامح الثقافة العربية والإماراتية

Sharjah Book Authority promotes Arab and Emirati culture to Library of Congress Sharjah Book Authority delegation headed by HE Ahmed Al Ameri tours LOC’s facilities, divisions, and research and educational centres In line with its efforts to promote Arabic and Emirati literature around the world, and support research and knowledge development across communities, a Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) delegation headed by HE Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman, SBA, recently visited the Library of Congress (LOC), the world’s largest library located in Washington DC, USA. The visit allowed SBA officials…

SBA Publishers Club on December 15 will focus on emerging opportunities

Discusiions   for Indian publishers in the MENA landscape Ravi Deecee of DC Books, one of the top five publishers in India, will lead discussions Sharjah Book Authority (SBA)’s virtual initiative, the Publishers Club, has announced its next session entitled ‘Opportunities for Indian Publishers in Sharjah and the wider Middle East’ to be held on Tuesday, December 15. Guest speaker, Ravi Deecee, Managing Partner of DC Books, one of the top five publishers in India, will lead the discussions, highlighting opportunities available to Indian publishers in Sharjah and the wider…

Expo Centre Sharjah participates in WTCA’s international meeting on fostering exhibitions sector recovery

Expo Centre Sharjah participates in WTCA’s international meeting

Under the theme “Fostering Recovery: WTCs and the Exhibitions Industry”, the Expo Centre Sharjah recently participated in a virtual international meeting organized by the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) to strengthen international cooperation in exploring future visions and to put forward realistic solutions and recommendations that help develop the necessary plans for revitalizing the exhibitions and conferences industry and its role in the economic development. This comes as part of the Centre’s keenness to keep up to date with the global developments of the exhibitions sector, which has been affected…

Sharjah Public Libraries launch book drop boxes service at its eastern and central region branches

“مكتبات الشارقة العامة” تطلق خدمة “صندوق الإرجاع”

As part of its continued efforts to advance its services and offerings to customers, the Sharjah Public Libraries (SPL), an affiliate of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), has launched a book drop box service to enable members in the central and eastern regions of the emirate return their borrowed books without having to enter the library physically. SPL has installed several book drop boxes near the main entrance of its five branches in Kalba, Khorfakkan, Dibba Al Hisn, Wadi Al Helo, and Al Dhaid to ensure compliance with the ongoing precautionary…

39th Sharjah International Book Fair concludes as the first successful on-ground global trade exhibition amid COVID-19

39th Sharjah International Book Fair concludes as the first successful on-ground global trade exhibition amid COVID-19

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, [ AETOS Wire ]: The resilience and sheer capability of Sharjah’s cultural project has been attested, once again, with the successful run of the 39th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), from November 4 – 14. Turning challenges posed by the global Coronavirus (Covid-19) into a unique opportunity, the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) ensured that one of the top three book fairs in the world continued to spread the joy of reading, to establish SIBF 2020 as the first global trade exhibition to succeed in an in-person and…

School students listen to SIBF guest authors from their homes

More than 250 public and private schools participated in varied virtual cultural sessions hosted by Sharjah Book Authority With the 39th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair having adopted a unique online-offline hybrid format in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) in collaboration with UAE’s Ministry of Education (MoE) organised virtual trips to SIBF 2020. The online sessions and awareness workshops offered young students the opportunity to meet with creative authors hosted at the event, on a special virtual platform via Microsoft Teams, from…

Volunteers offer exemplary service tovisitors at Sharjah International Book Fair 2020

Team of 211 volunteers ramped up efforts this year to ensure all visitors a safe and delightful 11-day SIBF experience Apart from the authors, intellectuals, and thinkers who enriched the cultural agenda of the 39th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) with their stimulating debates and discussions, there was another category of individuals who – through the magnitude and diversity of their services – played a vital role in shaping the success of the event, once again this year. Spotted all over the venue in their unique vests, the stellar team…

39th Sharjah International Book Fair concludes as the first successful on-ground global trade exhibition amid COVID-19

“الشارقة الدولي للكتاب” يسجل تاريخاً جديداً بنجاح كبير لأول معرض دولي

11-day international cultural event received 382,000 visitors Sharjah Reads online platform attracts 63,500 attendees 1,024 publishers from 73 countries showcase 80,000 new titles 10th SIBF Publishers Conference concluded with the participation of 317 publishing professionals Seventh annual Sharjah International Library Conference attracts unprecedented participation of 801 attendees from 51 countries The resilience and sheer capability of Sharjah’s cultural project has received an unprecedented attestation with the successful 11-day run of the 39th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), which began on November 4 and concluded yesterday (Saturday). Turning the challenges posed…

Novelists Ernesto Franco and Eman Al Yousuf tell SIBF 2020 audiences   what motivates them to write

During a virtual discussion held as part of Sharjah International Book Fair 2020 What motivates an author to write? Do they write for themselves or to please their audience? This was the subject of a virtual session titled ‘Why I write’, held as part of the 39th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), themed ‘The World Reads from Sharjah’. Emirati writer Eman Al Yousuf and Italian author, editor and publisher Dr Ernesto Franco spoke about what motivated their work and what the act of writing meant to them.…

Sharjah’s Translation Grant receives 1,014 applications till date

Registrations to apply for the fund will remain open until February 2021 The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has announced receiving applications from 1,014 publishers for the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) Translation Grant which annually funds the translation of books by publishers participating in the annual Professional Programme, which runs prior to the start of SIBF in November each year. SBA has also announced that registrations to apply for the fund will remain open until February 2021. The SIBF Translation Grant was launched under the directives of His Highness Sheikh…