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Riyadh Int’l Book Fair Kicks Off with Participation from 30 Countries

Riyadh Int’l Book Fair Kicks Off with Participation from 30 Countries

Friday, 30 September, 2022 - 07:45
Riyadh International Book Fair 2022 at its opening (SPA)

The Riyadh International Book Fair (RIBF) 2022 kicked off on Thursday amid a wide turnout of visitors looking to discover the latest publications and titles of participating publishing houses from over 30 countries.


RIBF, which is considered the most important book festival in the Arab world, will last for 10 days.


Around 1,200 publishing houses are showcasing their titles at the grand fair, with the theme of “Cultural Chapters.”


Moreover, the fair will feature seminars and cultural and artistic events.


As a “guest of honor,” Tunisia is attending with a group of its intellectuals and artists.


In honor of Tunisia, RIBF theaters were named “Carthage,” “Green Tunisia” and “Kairouan.”


RIBF is classified as the largest book market in the region, and one of the most important destinations for selling and distributing Arabic books. The fair is known for attracting many visitors and a high volume of sales.


Tunisia’s participation at the RIBF will cover several enrichment seminars.


A session on “Tunisian Architecture” had already shed light on the legacy of ten centuries of Tunisian civilizations.


On the sidelines of the exhibition, Tunisian artist Ziad Gharsa, one of the most prominent singers of Tunisian musical heritage, will perform for three nights at the Green Tunisia theater.


At the concerts, Gharsa will play many musical instruments, such as the oud, violin, and piano.


There will also be the Tunisian Night at the al-Ahmar Theater at Princess Nourah University in Riyadh, where Saber al-Rubai, Latifa, and Olfa bin Ramadan will be in concert on Oct. 1.


On Oct. 6, visitors will get to enjoy Andalusian poems performed at the Green Tunisia theater.


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