The 31st edition of the Doha International Book Fair (DIBF), under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, was inaugurated on Thursday by HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani yesterday at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
The event, held under the slogan Knowledge is Light, features literary works of local, regional, and internationally-renowned authors and publishers from 37 countries across the globe.
Organised by the Ministry of Culture's Qatar Cultural and Heritage Events Centre, the fair will run until January 22.
Apart from books, the DIBF also hosts several sections for visitors to explore such as the Children's Creators Garden, Akkas Centre, Youth Hobbies Centre, and the Visual Arts Centre, among others.
It is also set to hold a series of seminars and lectures in the coming days.
The US is the guest of honour at the exhibition this year as part of the Qatar-USA Year of Culture 2021.