Kuwait Int’l Book Fair received over 360,000 visitors

The 46th edition of the Kuwait International Book Fair attracted as many as 524 publishers from 29 countries with more than 171,000 entries on display.

According to the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), fifty-two publishing houses made their debuts at the annual event between 22nd November and 2nd December.

The event received more than 360,000 visitors, including 18,400 students from 598 schools, general supervisor of the fair Saad Al-Enzi told KUNA on Saturday.

Of the 171,000 entries on display, 11,000 were new ones, including 2,000 child-centred books, Al-Enzi pointed out.

During the fair, 140 functions, including workshops, seminars, symposia, panels and lectures, were organised by the National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature in collaboration with competent state agencies and public interest societies from Kuwait and friendly countries, he added.

Source: Emirates News Agency