The Ministry of Culture will organize and manage the fair in its entirety for the first time. It has started preparing for the annual fair since early April.
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The official spokesperson of the Ministry of Culture, Abdul Karim Al-Hamid, said the fair would receive full attention from the minister to ensure that it will be in line with the Kingdom’s leaps at all levels.
This year’s book fair started on March 13 with about 900 publishing houses from 30 countries participating.
More than 500,000 books and publications were displayed at the 10-day fair, which had Bahrain as the guest of honor.
Egypt came second after the Kingdom in the number of the exhibitors with more than 100 publishing houses taking part.
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