The Riyadh International Book Fair (RIBF) is held annually in Riyadh and represents a platform for companies, institutions, and individuals working and interested in the literature, publishing, and translation sectors to present their books and services. In addition to the book fair’s primary role in promoting and developing the passion for reading in the community, it raises awareness of knowledge, culture, literature, and art, by motivating individuals to visit the book fair in order to view and acquire cultural, literary, and educational works and to attend conferences, workshops, seminars, cultural, literary and artistic lectures and the initiatives accompanying the fair.

The book fair is considered a major cultural event in the Arab cultural scene, as it is one of the most important Arab book fairs in terms of the number of visitors, sales volume, and the diversity of its cultural programs, as well as in terms of the participation of the most prominent Arab, regional and international publishing houses.

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Location

Publishers Conference

The Publishers Conference 2021 will be held between 4th and 5th of October. The first of its kind in the Kingdom and considered the starting point of the further development of the sector. It offers an opportunity to build and strengthen relations between publishers locally, regionally and internationally. The conference will include professional talks, publishing workshops and sessions on opportunities for trade rights.

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Guest of Honor

The book fair is a global cultural forum that promotes knowledge and cultural, literary and artistic awareness, as well as a meeting place for all those who are passionate about all aspects of knowledge and culture.

The Kingdom has always been associated with Iraq civilly, historically and socially, as the common history between the two countries and their literary roots represent an essential tributary of Arab culture.

Throughout the book fair, the pavilion will present dialogue sessions and workshops focusing on a number of cultural, literary and intellectual topics, which will add brilliance to the cultural and knowledge experience at this year's fair.

Book Fair Awards

As an incentive to participants in the Riyadh International Book Fair 2021, the Ministry of Culture is launching the Book Fair 2021 Award in a new edition and different format from previous book fair awards, aimed at highlighting the Saudi and international publishing houses participating in the exhibition.

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