Mr. Moyassar Akram Al-Hakeem the Director of the Tenth International Book Fair of Karbala stated the participation of 700 thousand books' titles, 175 publishers from 11 Arab and foreign countries.
Mentioning: "Because The Karbala International Book Fair is the most important event of the International Cultural Festival of the Martyrdom's Spring which will be held during the period of (3-7 Shaaban 1435AH), the Festival's Preparatory Committee gave it great interest by providing all logistics and technical means during the ten days of its organisation."
Mr.Al-Hakeem also said: "The participating countries in the Book Exhibition are 11 Arab and foreign countries, namely: (Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Morocco, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iran, USA and UK) with different disciplines and fields, thus the participation did not include only religious books, but also the academic, cultural and scientific areas as well as those related to children and women, so the exhibition would be integral and comprehensive in terms of title and specialization. "
It is noteworthy that the Karbala International Book Fair is one of the events of the International Cultural Festival of the Martyrdom's Spring organized and funded integrally by the General Secretaries of both Holy Shrines of Imam Al-Hussayn and Al-Abbas (peace be upon them) since its inception nine years ago, to commemorate the birth of the grand son of our saint Prophet (May Allah pray on him and his pure lineage) Imam Aba Abdillah Al-Hussayn and his brother Aba Al-Fadl Al-abbas (peace be upon them). The number of the participating countries in the previous editions was more than 50 Arab and foreign countries.