Events and

International Book Fair

Bahrain International Book Fair , features many cultural events, and has gained a good reputation internationally throughout the past years in line with the atmosphere of openness and freedom established during His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa's prosperous era.


Bahrain International Book Fair has always been under the gracious patronage of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, which encouraged  as many as 120.000 visitors to discover the universal value of the books and publications presented by 400 Arabic and international publishing houses. The Ministry of Culture undertook to organize parallel cultural events, such as poetry, music, literary, and art criticism evenings mostly from many countries, which have hailed a major success by attendees and participants.  Bahrain Book Fair event, which was previously entrusted to private firms to organize, proved to be quite a success.


Considered as a new quantum leap on the cultural scene, the expo continues to allure and attract thousands of worldwide public interested in the diversity of the fair, which has become  like a lighthouse.