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Al Azhar's Islamic Research Academy publications witness huge visitor’s turnout at Alexandria Book Fair

Tuesday 03/April/2018 - 02:14 PM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad-Yara Sameh

Al Azhar's Islamic Research Academy section in the Al-Azhar Al-Sharif pavilion، at the Alexandria International Book Fair 14th edition، which runs from March 31 to April 9، in Alexandria، witnessed a great turnout of visitors during the first days of the book fair.

The Academy’s publications also saw a large turnout of visitors، especially on the intellectual publications.

The Academy featured a variety of issues، such as between interpretation، Hadith، and jurisprudence، battling terrorism extremism and correcting misconceptions، among other specialized and contemporary issues، which characterized by their ideal size and comes with a symbolic price.

The Book Fair is open only for Publishers، members of Union Publishers، representatives of states، and public and international institutions، according to the official Bibliotheca Alexandrina website.

A substantial number of publishing and printing houses from Egypt، the Arab World، and Europe are expected to participate.

Distributors are not permitted at the Book Fair.

Alexandria International Book Fair 2018
The BA is organizing its 14th Alexandria International Book Fair، in cooperation with the General Egyptian Book Organization (GEBO) and with the distinguished contribution of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia، to be held from 31 March to 9 April 2018.

The participation of Saudi Arabia in the 2018 Book Fair emphasizes the strong cultural relations between the BA and cultural associations in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia plans to include publications of its Ministry of Culture and Information and its Cultural Attaché، and it will also provide publications of Saudi publishing houses and cultural production.

According to the BA Director، Dr. Mostafa el Feki، Saudi Arabia will be participating in the Book Fair with various cultural activities as part of the cultural program، which will run throughout the whole Fair duration. Additionally، the Ministry of Culture and Information of Saudi Arabia is organizing a special exhibition about Mecca، Medina، and other holy sites for the first time for the Egyptian audience at the BA.

The Alexandria International Book Fair will conduct daily competitions for its visitors and award them، especially young people، with a unique set of books and other publications. The BA will also issue a number of new books at the Fair.

It is noteworthy that this year’s Alexandria International Book Fair will revolve around several cultural aspects: future culture in the Arab World; special activities for Alexandrian intellectuals، thinkers، and poets; and Sinaitic literature، which discusses the heritage history of Sinai.

This edition's guest of honor، is Italy.

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