Muscat: Assigned by HM, His Highness Sayyid Shihab bin Tarik will inaugurate the Muscat International Book Fair on February 22, which will continue until March 2.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Dr Abdulmunim bin Mansour bin Said al Hasani, Minister of Information and chairman of the main committee of the Muscat International Book Fair, said around 946 publishing houses will take part at the book fair. Of that total, 676 publishing houses will participate directly from 32 countries and 270 publishing houses will take part in the fair through the agencies.
The venue will have four integrated halls for cultural events, and an extended corner for cultural programmes and children’s activities. The book fair venue will have a separate corner for a book signing by the authors.