Sharjah International Book Fair 2019

The Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2019, an annual international book fair was inaugurated in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). It was inaugurated by Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, the sovereign ruler of Emirate of Sharjah and the Federal Supreme Council Member. The debut edition of SIBF was launched in 1982.

Key Highlights

The year 2019 marks the 38th edition of 11-day Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF). Nearly 1800 exhibitors from 77 countries are participating in 2019 Fair. SIBF will showcase about 987 activities presenting scientific, knowledge and literary themes.

SIBF 2019 will carry the theme of- Sharjah World Book Capital (SWBC), ‘Open Books Open Minds’, to promote books and reading across age groups and communities.

The Guest of Honour country at 38th SIBF is Republic of Mexico.

The Principal Guest of Honour at 38th SIBF is Steve Harvey, America’s most-loved host.

Fair will bring together a host of Arab and international guests and celebrities such as Orhan Pamuk, the first Turkish novelist to win 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature; leadership guru, Robin Sharma. Also, a number of Indian authors and personalities are expected to be part of this event.

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