(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula
DOHA: The Katara Publishing House stall at the ongoing 29th Doha International Book Fair at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center has been attracting a large number of visitors.
The Katara stall is showcasing about 112 titles in Arabic, English and French, all published and being circulated by the Katara Publishing House.
Katara Publishing House also released two new books on Tuesday at the Fair - Medical Analysis of an Arab Love Story, Majnoon Laila by Hajar Ahmed Hajar Albinali, MD and another by Dr Mohammed Abdul Raheem Kafoud in Arabic on language, identity and culture, with a special focus on the Gulf region.
'This is the first time Katara Publishing House is participating in the Doha International Book Fair. Our stall is offering Arabic novels and other books on a wide range of topics at reasonable prices. Especially books on the heritage and traditions of Qatar have generated tremendous interest among the visitors, said Khalid Al Sayed, Director of Katara Publishing House.
The stall showcases Qatari heritage and traditions through a number of books in Arabic on topics such as fishing and pearl diving, shipbuilding and traditional dhows, pigeons in Katara and Qatari maritime traditions.
A book titled Forts, Strongholds and Towers in Qatar, which is available in English and Arabic, introduces Qatari landmarks supported with brilliant photographs. There is a book dedicated for the famous Qatari dhow Fath Al Khair and another on the different variety of trees found in Katara Cultural Village.
Another attraction of the stall are award-winning Arabic novels and their translations in English and French. More than 20 novels that have won prizes over the first three editions of the Katara Prize for Arabic Novels are available for sale along with a number of critical studies on Arabic novels and other areas of Arab art and literature.
'These novels by authors from across the Arab region have been attracting a large number of visitors. The Katara Publishing House stall is also frequented by visitors from other GCC countries, especially Oman and Kuwait, said Al Sayed.
The latest and previous editions of Al Da'ad, an illustrated monthly magazine for children being published by Katara and the Katara diary, Mufakkirath Al Da'ad are offered to the visitors free of cost.
The Katara Publishing House stall is located at Gate 1 Booth 1. The 10-day exhibition will conclude on Saturday.