HBKU Press Expands Geographical Presence and Global Recognition Through London Book Fair Participation

Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) has maintained its consistent presence at various book fairs around the world by attending the London Book Fair, one of Europe’s largest and most significant literary networking hubs. HBKU Press attends the annual book fair for the fourth time with a new catalog of translated and original titles, platforming its authors and translators on the international stage


“The London Book Fair is one of the most important events in any publishing house’s calendar,” notes Bachar Chebaro, Executive Director of HBKU Press. “This event allows HBKU Press to fulfill its strategic mission and goals by engaging in cross-cultural collaboration and connecting with counterparts from around the world. We practice the utmost discernment when choosing titles to publish, trade, or translate, and our presence here reaffirms our commitment to excellent literature.”

The HBKU Press catalog is more international than ever, as reflected in the publishing house’s tagline  “Bringing the World to Your Bookshelf.” This year, HBKU Press will focus on the theme of international community building through literature by platforming unique Qatari and Arab stories and voices. In offering both original and translated works, HBKU Press maintains its authority as a leading contributor of critical Arab perspectives and literary accomplishments. HBKU Press’s catalog  boasts more than 600 titles, with 58% of its publications translated from international languages, mainly  Arabic, English, French, Spanish and Turkish.

In the last year alone, HBKU Press has published over 100 titles that range from development resources for younger readers,  a fantastical YA category, to the latest in non-fictional thought. Readers of all ages wishing to indulge in moving and educational literature alike will find no shortage of quality titles in the latest additions to the thoughtfully expanding HBKU Press catalog. From monumental international staples which have been translated for local audiences to unique original works, HBKU Press boasts an award-winning selection of books which have amassed no less than 21 international awards.