1.69 Million People Visited Our Fairs and Festivals in 2021

1.3 Million Books
1,632 Publishers
83 Countries

Sharjah International Book Fair

“We believe books must be available to all and from this concept, we turn book fairs into an oasis of knowledge and enlightenment.”
H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah

Over the years, this 11-day fair has become the cultural event of the region, attracting over 2 million visitors to the Emirate of Sharjah each year.

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Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival

“Sharjah’s firm belief is in equipping future generations with determination, persistence, knowledge and culture.”
Ahmed Al-Ameri, Chairman of Sharjah Book Authority

Our yearly cultural celebration spreads the joy of learning, not only to the children it’s named after but to parents and adults too.

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A Complete Ecosystem for Businesses in the Publishing Industry

Bringing all of our initiatives together is Sharjah Publishing City, a recently launched, purpose-built community that will be the creative hub of the publishing world.

Sharjah Publishing City

Sharing Stories and Knowledge with the World

At SBA, we love promoting local and international authors. Our vision wouldn’t be complete without it. So we launched our own publishing and distribution company.

Publishing & Distribution

Any Book You can Imagine Within Arm’s Reach

Sharjah’s libraries are our pride. Fiction, non-fiction, education, science, and more. If you can read it, we’ve got it.

Sharjah Libraries

Convenient Location

SBA recently moved to a brand new, multi-purpose facility a few minutes from SAIF Zone and Sharjah International Airport. We'd love to show you around.