DC Books at Sharjah International Book Fair is the only publisher from India to claim a twelve-year long association at the world’s third-largest book fair. The 38th edition of Sharjah International will throw its gates open on October 30, 2019, at the Sharjah Expo Centre. This year’s book fair comes after Sharjah took up the mantle as UNESCO’s World Book Capital City, 2019.
Gauging the interest of the participants over the current issues and the evergreen idea of nostalgia brings the readers closer to vernacular reads. The event which hosts over two thousand publishers features book launches and discussions spread over eleven days.The event will host two-thousand publishers from eighty-one countries and numerous debutants from the publishing industry.
The bibliophilic and cultural expo will be carrying the World Book Capital 2019 theme ‘Open Books. Open Minds.’ Mexico will be celebrated as the Guest of Honour country for the event and Steve Harvey will be the chief guest of honour. Turkish novelist and Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk, and Indian poet and Academy award-winning lyricist and scriptwriter Gulzar, Mark Manson, Vikram Seth, Anita Nair, Steven James, Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma, and Elisabetta Dami are a few among the long list of writers and celebrities to be featured in this year’s book fair.
The literature and cultural extravaganza will come to an end on November 9, 2019.