The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is always keen on participating in the most notable regional and international fairs and exhibitions, as it announces its first time participating in the Frankfurt International Book Fair, —regarded as one of the most highlighted cultural events in the world—taking place from October 19 to October 23, 2022.
Ithra’s pavilion at the fair will highlight on Ithra’s Library, its programs and publications ranging from books and different initiatives, to highlight its significance as a cultural hub for knowledge and literature. Ithra’s Library is a vibrant learning and study space designed to inspire an open exchange of ideas and cultures through its vast book collection.
Ride the escalator to the Library’s floors of words, into a world of more than 300,000 titles in Arabic and English. On the first floor of the Kingdom’s first digitally integrated library is a stimulating array of books for children and teens. On the second floor are poetry collections and literature. The third floor is devoted to books on philosophy, science, technology and the arts, while the fourth floor is all about history, geography and biographies.
The first of the Library’s 51 columns welcome visitors to the space with a phrase from the Holy Qur’an on the infinity of knowledge. The others feature illuminated marble plaques engraved with the verses of 50 Arab poets of different ages and eras, and in different styles of exquisite Arabic calligraphy.
Ithra’s pavilion at the Riyadh International Book Fair also offers 25 distinguished publications of various topics ranging from art, culture, and literature, as well as introducing the E-Library which is available to the public who can access it by registering on Ithra’s website.
For more information, please have a look at the press media covering Ithra’s participation in the Frankfurt International Book Fair.