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January 13, 2022

U.S. Embassy in Qatar Guest of Honor at 31st Annual Doha International Book Fair

At the conclusion of the Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture, and as the two nations celebrate 50 years of bilateral relations, the U.S. Embassy is participating as the guest of honor in the 31st annual Doha International Book Fair, taking place January 13-22.

Staged front and center at the entrance of Hall 3 within the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in West Bay, the U.S. booth joins the Ministry of Culture in promoting this year’s theme,“Knowledge is Light.” Designed by celebrated Arab-American designer Christina Khater, the U.S. booth’s futuristic design showcases how literacy and learning are key tools for innovation and enabling humanity to reach its highest potential.

A celebration of American literature and culture, the U.S. booth boasts a record inventory of over 7,000 books for purchase at discounted prices. Several U.S. publishers are also represented in other booths at the event.  Book categories by renowned American authors include everything from children’s books to best sellers.

Commenting on the excitement of the return of the Fair this year, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy stated, “As we join the people of Qatar over the next week and a half to celebrate literacy and learning, our goal during the 31st Doha International Book Fair is to encourage literacy, professional development, and academic exchange between our two nations.”

In addition to the thousands of books for sale at the U.S. booth, the U.S. Embassy plans to hold daily activities, including film showings, English language learning, EducationUSA advising, and consular information sessions.  The U.S. Air Forces (AFCENT) Band will play a range of music on Sunday, January 16 at 8:10PM.

The U.S Embassy encourages everyone to follow its social media platforms on Twitter @USEmbassyDoha, Facebook @USEmbassyQatar, and Instagram @USEmbassyDoha for the latest information about activities taking place during the Fair.