book fairs

The 2018 Bahrain International Book Fair: Breaking Your Fast with an Onion

“When patience is poorly rewarded, you will certainly hear Bahrainis express their frustration by likening the situation to ‘breaking one’s fast with an onion.’ And after a little over a year’s worth of waiting, Bahrain’s 18th International Book Fair is that onion.”

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How to Reinvigorate the Beirut, Doha Book Fairs?

Two Arabic book fairs were held at the beginning of December — one in Doha and one in Beirut — and they both reported slow sales. Al-Sharq al-Awsat said that “reports regarding the demise of the Arab-language book are perhaps looking somewhat exaggerated,” although noting that sales have been down for the past three years.