The Doha International Book Fair is considered one of the biggest international book fairs held in the region and is having a good reputation because of the huge number from the Arabic, Gulf and foreign countries participating in.

Its first session was in 1972 under the supervision of the Qatari books houses, organized each 2 years and since 2002 it became a yearly event. The book fair gained an international spirit after it succeeded in attracting the biggest and most important publishing houses worldwide where it did reach 20 in the first book fair to become 473 this year representing 31 countries on 22,500 Sqm., in a 10% increase comparing to the past, reflecting the yearly role of the book fair.


Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre (DECC)

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Worldwide analogues

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3—6 September 2019
Japan, Tokyo
Books, Prints, Licences, Libraries
Gifts, Watches Clocks, Jewelry, Crafts, Special Occasion Party Items
Music (Instruments, Licences)
Photography, Film (Technology, Licences)
Teaching and Learning Aids, Further and Continuing Education, Business Start-up, Human Resources Development
2—5 October 2019
Iran, Tehran
Books, Prints, Licences, Libraries
Food Processing and Packaging Machinery
Paper and Printing Industry, Media Production
9—11 October 2019
Spain, Madrid
Books, Prints, Licences, Libraries
16—20 October 2019
Germany, Frankfurt am Main
Books, Prints, Licences, Libraries
5—6 November 2019
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat
Books, Prints, Licences, Libraries
16—26 June 2020
Germany, Dusseldorf
Books, Prints, Licences, Libraries
Paper and Printing Industry, Media Production