Qatar University Book Fair 2023 to be held from February 28
25 Feb 2023News
The details of Qatar University Book Fair 2023 was unveiled by the Ministry of Culture, represented by Qatari Publishers and Distributors Forum and Qatar University Press (QU Press), on Thursday. The fair is to be held from February 28 until March 5, at the new QU’s Student Affairs Building, under the auspices of the Libraries Department of the Ministry of Culture.
The organisers announced the exhibition’s objectives and activities with a brief presentation on the most important activities, workshops, and book launches to take place during the exhibition, at a press conference.
This was in addition to an overview of the exhibition’s visions and aspirations to promote a culture of reading and build a well-educated generation of students capable of making a change in their reality and building the future of their nation and society.
Director of the Libraries Department and the Doha International Book Fair Jassim Al Buainain noted the importance of specialised local exhibitions as an extension of the Doha International Book Fair, stressing their role in supporting the Qatari publishing sector, while pointing out that the ministry’s most prominent publications will be highlighted through its pavilion at the Qatar University Book Fair.
Director of Activities and Events at the Qatari Publishers and Distributors Forum Amna Abu Qarja praised efforts by the participants and collaborators to make the exhibition a success and invited the public to visit the exhibition and enjoy a diverse cultural atmosphere.
She noted the exhibition’s important role in providing an opportunity for students and visitors from different disciplines and interests and presenting a suitable environment for exchanging visions and putting forward ideas in line with the nature of the Qatari society. And praised the role of the official authorities participating in the exhibition and the Qatari publishing and distribution houses in making the exhibition’s activities a success.
Director of QU Press Dr. Fatima Al Suwaidi stated that the publishing house will launch, through the exhibition, its new publications along with those from Qatari publishing houses, stressing the importance of cooperation between partners in the field of publishing.
Head of QU Media and Publishing Department Khawla Mortazavi said that the launch of university exhibitions at this QU Fair reflects their effective and pivotal role, and that this exhibition was the result of concerted efforts between the QU, QU Press and the Forum to promote such a cultural event.