The second edition of the Ibn Al- Reeb cultural street event, organized by the Qatari publishers and Distributors Forum in collaboration with Katara publishing house, kicks off today, and It will continue until the spring of 2022. . The event, featuring the participation of 15 Qatari publishing houses, coincides with the launch of the FIFA Arab world championship, Qatar 2021، Hosted by the state of Qatar from 30 November to 18 December. The same event, in its upcoming edition, will witness the participation of Alef Library for the first time, and the Qatari Publishers and Distributors Forum will set up its own pavilion.
The event was held as part of the revitalization of the cultural movement in the UAE during the Arab world championship, under the guidance of the Ministry of culture, which seeks to exploit such major events in the country to emphasize the importance of reading and highlight the role of writers in building societies. . This event is also an opportunity for publishing houses to introduce their publications and open up prospects for cooperation among them, as well as an opportunity for visitors to acquire the titles they need and benefit from other cultural events. The event aims to facilitate readers ‘ access to Qatari publishing houses, keep up to date with their new releases in one place, contribute to spreading the culture of reading to the public, and support local publishing houses that have been active and organized in the world of book and publishing in recent times. The event of Ibn al-Reeb Cultural Street aims to spread the culture of reading and reading among all segments of society.