Children's Book Fair opens its second session with the participation of 21 publishing houses

 On December 2, the Ministry of Culture opened the Children's Book Fair’s second session under the title of ‘Reading Ups Minds’ at Al-Assad National Library.

21 publishing houses from Syria, Lebanon and Iran participated in the 10-day exhibition, which includes more than 9000 titles distributed on 28 pavilions.

The Exhibition includes books and publications for children, accompanied by artistic, literary and musical events and workshops held daily at Al-Assad National Library.

The Minister of Culture Mohammed Al-Ahmad said:

“One of the Ministry's concerns is the child’s  as children will build the future and enhance Syria’s culture and civilizational role.”

Minister of Education Emad Al-A’zab said: “This exhibition has a cultural and intellectual content and supports our students through the development of their intellectual and mental abilities.” 


Director of Al-Assad National Library Iyad Murshid said that the exhibition has many titles included in this year's session and discounts of more than 30 percent, reflecting the growing interest in children’s book as a logical alternative for all social media.

The Chairman of the Syrian Publishers Association, Haytham Hafez, said that the holding of the second session of exhibition indicates the development of the children’s book industry in Syria.

Fine artist Gina Al Aseel expressed her happiness that she was honored with this session to be a personal this year.

O. al-Mohammad