59th edition
21-24 March 2022
Bologna - Italy

Sharjah 2022

Illustrators, visual artists and storytellers from the UAE and the Arab world will headline Sharjah’s Guest of Honour (GoH) participation at Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2022 (initially scheduled for the 2020 and 2021 Fair).

The events and activities that define Sharjah’s GoH cultural programme for the book fair - curated by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), will take the fair’s visitors on a journey Sharjah’s efforts over four decades to establish a comprehensive cultural project. The programme will also highlight the emirate’s strategic approach – which received a major thrust this year with Sharjah being named the World Book Capital 2019 by UNESCO – to promoting the global cultural project with a special focus on children’s literature, fundamental to nurturing generations with values of empathy and respect. 


About the Sharjah Book Authority

Established in December 2014, SBA is dedicated to encouraging investment in creative industries and offering a platform for knowledge and intellectual exchange between peoples from different civilisations and cultures. SBA is tasked with highlighting the significant role of writers and their influence in promoting community awareness in view of the technological advancement and diversity of sources of knowledge. It also aims to attract relevant bodies, and all concerned about the cultural sector in general, with a focus on the publishing, printing, translation, documentation and children’s books.