The 27th edition of the Muscat International Book Fair (MIBF) was held at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre from 22nd February 2023 to 4th March 2023. The event was inaugurated by Sayyed Hamoud bin Faisal al Busaidy, Minister of Interior, and was attended by book lovers, authors, publishers, and industry professionals from around the world.
The exhibition featured around 32 participating countries, 826 publishing houses, and 533,063 titles. It was a great opportunity for participants to network, explore new ideas, and discover new books.
This year's event was particularly noteworthy as it marked the first time that books from Minhaj Publications were available at the book fair. With the partnership of Blackstone and Holywell, Minhaj ul Quran in Muscat displayed English books written by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri for the first time at the event for selling purposes.
The Central body of MQI Oman expressed their happiness and pride in this achievement and aims to book their own stall in the next year to promote the books of Dr. Qadri to a larger audience.
Overall, the 27th edition of the Muscat International Book Fair was a resounding success, bringing together people from different countries and cultures to celebrate the joy of reading and learning. The inclusion of Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri's books mark an important milestone for MQI Oman and highlights the growing popularity of the event in the region.