Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 10:30 am

This week, the Library of Arabic Literature will be exhibiting at the 23rd Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), which runs from April 24-29 this week at the ADNEC exhibition center in Abu Dhabi.

Now that the Library of Arabic Literature has published books, we are delighted to have our own stand at the ADIBF for the first time. With over 700 exhibitors from more than 50 countries, the Fair is now one of the largest book fairs in the region, and while open to the reading public—last year the foot traffic reached something like 250,000 visitors over the course of the six days—it has become more of a professional book fair in recent years.

In a further bout of good news for this busy week, the publishing industry newsletter Publishing Perspectives is running our editorial today about the Library of Arabic Literature and the challenges of translating pre-modern Arabic texts. The editorial covers some of the issues that Philip F. Kennedy and I will be talking about in a conversation at the Fair on Wednesday, 5:30-6:30PM in the “Discussion Sofa” area. You can find more details about our session here.

If you plan to attend ADIBF, we’d love to have you attend our session tomorrow afternoon. Even if you can’t make it tomorrow, come visit us at Stand #11B37 and take a look at our new books for yourself!

Chip Rossetti
Managing Editor, Library of Arabic Literature