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Beirut’s Salon du Livre, the third largest French-language book fair in the world

October 11, 2009 Leave a comment

 

Photo from blogs.roanoke.com

Photo from blogs.roanoke.com

 Beirut’s francophone book fair celebrates 16th anniversary 

 

The 16th anniversary of Beirut’s francophone book fair was launched on Wednesday at the headquarters of BankMed in Clemenceau. With over 150 authors, 70 of whom come from francophone countries scattered across the globe, “Salon Du Livre Francophone de Beyrouth” is a major event in Lebanese cultural life.

… With over 80,000 visitors a year, the event is the third largest French-language book fair in the world, after those of Paris and Montreal.

… The 16th Salon Du Livre Francophone de Beyrouth holds extra significance over previous events, as it coincides with Beirut’s year as the UNESCO World Book Capital.

To mark the occasion on October 21st many prominent francophone writers hailing from all over the world will embark on a boat and to salute the city of Beirut. 

… Beirut’s Salon du Livre will take place from October 23rd until November 1st 2009 at the Beirut International Exhibition and Leisure Center in Downtown Beirut.

 
Click on the link above to read the whole article. For more information, visit www.salondulivrebeyrouth.org
 
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