Sharjah Used Book Festival draws 40,000 visitors

Last Updated: Mar 07, 2011, 10:52 AM IST

Sharjah: The 4th Sharjah Used Book Festival was a major draw, with the four-day event attracting about 40,000 visitors this year.

The huge turnout was an incentive to the volunteers who contributed to the success of the festival, said Jihad Abdul Qadir, general coordinator of 4th Sharjah Used Book Festival.

Organised by the Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services in partnership with the Sharjah Educational Zone, Juniors Centres, Sharjah Municipality, welfare societies, public and private schools, universities and the diplomatic missions, this year`s book festival was titled "Treasure of Knowledge".

It concluded Saturday at the Al Nakeel Garden.

IANS

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