The 2017 Doha International Book Fair was held between 29 November and 5 December. The fair exhibited numerous literary works originating from various countries. The fair was held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) and the fair website is http://dohabookfair.qa.The fair is organised by the Ministry of Culture and Sport in Qatar, which runs the ISBN agency there. We are pleased to hear that the event was a successful one.
During the fair, on Sunday 3 December in the Workshops Hall, Kassem Al Tarras presented on the subject of ISBN. Kassem is the representative of the Syria ISBN Agency and also runs Pioneers Publishing House in Damascus. It was great to learn that ISBN had been given a slot at the fair and we understand that it was useful for the Arabic publishers present. A pdf copy of Kassem's presentation can be found here. We thank Kassem for sharing the presentation with the International ISBN Agency and the wider ISBN community.