Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Abu Dhabi International Book-Fair- 2009

The Abu Dhabi International Book-Fair- 2009 March was more than a bookfair.
A few pictures from the fair:

A section of German books

The DC Books stall for Malayalam books

A Chat with the Arabic writer Hoda Barakat

Fusion.... Renowned German pianist Laura Feldmann plays the piano to the recitation of a poem by the Arabic poet Mohammed Khalifa

Kids' fun corner. A quiz is going on for kids. A good company with the jovial quizmaster

Algerian- French writer Assia Djebar with French Professor Richard Sieburth

The traditional tents arranged by The Emirates Heritage Club

Idrees from Madhya Pradesh in the Indian stall of Goodword Books. This picture was made on his request (I've already sent by post to his Madhya Pradesh address three copies of this printed)

A French stall from the Antiquarian section of the book-fair. They specialize in rare and old maps, atlases and the like

Yet another stall belonging to the Antiquarian display of very old editions

An old manuscript in Arabic

Yet another attraction... Stone Books!! Stone sculptured in the shape of books. An item to adorn your living room with

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