By Houda Mzioudet.
Tripoli, 22 October 2013:
This month’s International Tripoli Book Fair earned a record half million Dinars, according to the Deputy . . .[restrict]Minister of Culture, Abdurrazag Ibara.
This year’s success, he told the Libya Herald was to the “concerted efforts” of young people in the Ministry of Culture “working against the clock in a record time, in abnormal conditions to achieve best results”.
A record 70,000 books were on show at theBook Fair, which drew 400 publishers from 15 Arab and Western countries.
The Ministry of Culture, Ibara said, planned to promote the availability of more books on Libya’s culture and history. It also intended to help spread libraries across Libya with the earnings from publishing books, he added.
“Right now, we are working hard to set up an action plan for the organisation of the next book fair in 2014. It coincides with the selection of Tripoli as the Capital of Arab Culture 2014,” he explained. [/restrict]