Morocco’s 23rd international book fair kicks off in Casablanca

RABAT – Morocco’s 23rd international book fair, which brings together 100,000 books and expects hundreds of thousands of visitors, kicked off on Thursday in the financial city of Casablanca.

This year’s edition was inaugurated by Morocco’s king brother prince Moulay Rachid.

Organized by Morocco’s Ministry of Culture on Feb. 9-19, the annual book fair is attended by 54 countries.

According to the organizers, the fair expects to welcome about 350,000 visitors who will discover titles from 702 publishers.

This book fair will host the 2nd edition of the “copyright assignment platform,” and will award the Ibn Batouta Prize for travel literature. It will also feature thematic conferences, poetic evenings, signatures of books and workshops for children.

Source: Angola Press News Agency