The Public Affairs Section of the Embassy is participating in the 27th Annual Doha International Book Fair, opened by the Qatar Minister of Culture and Sports H.E. Saleh bin Ghanem Al Ali on November 30th at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center. The U.S. Embassy booth is one of the most sought after because of its décor and choice of books available. The booth features Arabic translations of American authors, English Language teaching material, American best sellers, Children’s books and student advising material including test preparation books. Visitors also enjoy free publications such as brochures on American history, maps of the U.S., information on Muslim life in America and various other IIP publications. A major attraction of this year is the Selfie stand where people thronged to get pictures taken to post on various social media properties. The fair will conclude on December 10.