Next edition of Doha International Book Fair postponed: Ministry of Ministry of Culture and Sports

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Doha International Book Fair Postponed
The Ministry has announced that the decision to postpone came in coordination with the Ministry of Public Health and competent authorities keeping in view the current continuing Covid-19 pandemic.
 
The Ministry of Culture and Sports has announced a postponement of the Doha International Book Fair (DIBF) in its next edition, which will be held from January 7 to 16, until further notice.
 
In a statement issued yesterday, the Ministry has announced that the decision to postpone came in coordination with the Ministry of Public Health and competent authorities keeping in view the current continuing Covid-19 pandemic. 
 
The last 30th edition of DIBF was held earlier this year on January 9 and supervised by Qatar Cultural and Heritage Events Center which is affiliated to the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
 
The previous DIBF had 335 publishing houses representing 31 Arab and foreign countries participated in the edition with several public and private institutions keen to promote culture in society.
 
France was the Guest of Honour in line with the Qatar-France Cultural Year 2020, and French culture was recreated in form of historic Parisian scene displaying the booths, cafes, and shops etc.
 
There were also exciting 72 publishing houses for children, stalls selling educational toys, a puppet space, and even a Qatar school dedicated to children's activities. 
 
Debates, symposiums, lectures, book signings, book discussions, talks, readings, seminars, even poetry evenings were other highlights. Apart from literature, different visual arts with various art workshops delighted one and all.
 
Organizers made sure music delighted visitors by various musical performances in the plaza. Food was aplenty with vending machines, cafes, and food stalls to compliment the ongoing Metro Street Food just outside the venue.
 
The last 10-day event was a real treat for book lovers and the forthcoming postponed edition promises to be even bigger and better.

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