Sharjah Book Fair 2016
2 – 12 November, 2016
Back for its 25th edition in 2016, Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) is one of the largest book fairs in the world and the most prestigious in the Arab world. The book fair aims to encourage the younger generation to read, by making by making quality books accessible to them at affordable prices. In 2013, “The Bookseller” named SIBF as one of the top four books fairs globally.
Running annually since its inception, SIBF has attracted millions of visitors from around the world, and hosts some of the biggest names in publishing. The second edition of the joint conference between Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) and American Library Association (ALA) was held in 2015, bringing together 255 librarians from 16 countries.
Other initiatives running at the SIBF include the Translation Grant, a Sharjah Government initiative funding the translation of books for both regional and international publishers, and the Culture Café with poetry readings and cultural events from regional personalities.
This year's SIBF will be held in Expo Center Sharjah from Nov 2 - 12, 2016.