Saudi Arabia's Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission (LPTC) has launched the Jeddah Book Fair under the theme 'Harbors of culture' in the Jeddah Superdome center.
More than 1,000 local, Arab, and international publishing houses distributed over 400 booths are participating in the book fair, which continues to receive visitors until December 16.
The CEO of the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission (LPTC), Dr. Mohammed Hasan Alwan, praised the unlimited support of the Kingdom's wise leadership and follow-up and guidance from the Minister of Culture.
He said the event “comes within the initiatives of book fairs, which is one of the strategic initiatives of the commission, that aims to make books accessible in all regions of the Kingdom to enhance knowledge and awareness, and provide them to different segments of society."
The Jeddah Book Fair is the third book fair edition organized by LPTC this year, which came after the Madinah Book Fair, held in June, and the Riyadh International Book Fair, held at the end of September, to open multiple outlets for publication and distribution, and make books accessible to the largest possible segment of society to transform the Kingdom to a major platform for the publishing industry.