Few shots from a recent visit to Doha 23rd International Book Fair. The fair is held from 12 Dec to 22 Dec 2012 at Doha Exhibition Center. We found that majority of stands are offering Arabic books, not surprising. Only few English book stands (less than 5?) present and they are among hundreds of stands from many participating countries particularly from Middle East.
There are special participation from Embassy of the USA, French Embassy, Japan Foundation. Kinokuya also presents with its cosplay and famous animation figure such as Naruto. Other stands include computer and gadget accessories.
If you’re lucky you can grab a boxy paper trolley for free to help you carry your book shopping. The trolley is distributed intermittently at the information desk.
Apart from stands there are also a stage, and book review room.
Although this is a book fair, I am surprised to see that the book price is not necessarily cheaper.
It may be worth visited and if you are non-Arabic reader don’t expect too much though.
Thanks to the book fair organizer at least for making this fair happen and to Blackberry for the camera 🙂