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HBKU Press Emerges from Pandemic with New Catalogue for London Book Fair 2022

Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) has announced its return to this year’s London Book Fair, one of Europe’s largest and most prominent in the region. This will be HBKU Press’s third appearance at the fair, which will run from April 5-7, 2022. The London Book Fair is an international marketplace for publishers, publishing-related companies, authors, and media outlets from around the world to exhibit their content across all mediums. This annual event is expected to welcome over 25,000 publishing professionals to the London fairground

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HBKU Press’s stand is located at 7B36, where the most up to date catalogue of works will be available for translation rights exchange. This is a unique opportunity for HBKU Press to promote local and regional authors on an international platform, as well as connect with other strategic networks to continue its rapid growth and expand market reach.

HBKU Press is the proud publisher of several award-winning Arabic and English titles, which will also be available in original and translated language at the fair. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, HBKU Press has succeeded in maintaining its top standards for adult and children’s books.

“The pandemic has not hindered our commitment to seeking and publishing quality literature from around the globe,” says HBKU Press Executive Director, Bachar Chebaro. “We have been able to remain robust in our output and are thrilled to introduce several new exceptional titles to the international marketplace. Our participation this year only solidifies our standing as a world-class publishing house and positions us to continue vital cross-cultural communications with other publishing entities worldwide.”

HBKU Press maintains a respected translation presence in the international literary scene, translating significant foreign language works into Arabic. In addition to publishing and translating original content from English to Arabic and vice versa, HBKU Press also produces French, Spanish, Italian, and Turkish translations across all categories. HBKU’s international participation continues to solidify ties with global publishing houses, agencies, and distribution centers, sustaining the tradition of bringing quality literature to new audiences local and around the world.

The quickly growing catalogue of HBKU Press offers classic and innovative genres in children’s and adult literature. The adult section includes, but it not limited to, a variety of titles across history, culture, society, politics, and finance in both fiction and nonfiction categories. In addition, HBKU Press’s expansive children’s catalogue also features many international award-winning books spanning across YA fantasy, adventure, familiar favorites, early and interactive learning, illustrated fiction, and much more to captivate younger readers. HBKU Press is proud to promote a diverse and award-winning catalogue to readers of all ages and interests on the international stage.