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Here’s announcing the best books of 2021 by GoodReads

Brew Admin   Thu 30 Dec 2021    

The votes are in and the Goodreads community has spoken. Today, Goodreads has announced the Goodreads Choice Awards 2021 winners. This year, 4,756,261 votes were cast, as compared to 5,674,480 last year. The Goodreads Choice Awards began in 2009. Each year, Goodreads analyzes […]


Creative Reader Competition — Encouraging children to read as many books as they can

Brew Admin   Tue 16 Nov 2021    

ABU DHABI: Schoolchildren across the UAE will be encouraged to pick up a book and read as much as they can when the latest edition of the Creative Reader competition is launched by MAKTABA, the library management department of the […]


Sharjah hosts the first meeting of the World Book Capital Network

Brew Admin   Sun 07 Nov 2021    

SHARJAH: Sharjah, the 2019 UNESCO World Book Capital, has hosted representatives from most UNESCO-designated World Book Capital cities to reflect on their individual stories and discuss strategies to strengthen their legacy while sharing their experiences with future holders of the […]


Top tips for getting your children to read

Shaneer N. Siddiqui   Mon 06 Sep 2021    

If you want to equip your children with minds that are adept at reading and writing, imagining, and creating, experts from Swiss International School in Dubai, giving top tips to parents to engage their children with books. Choose books at […]


Right to Read: Grooming children to be next-level thinkers

Brew Admin   Wed 17 Mar 2021    

GEMS The Kindergarten Starters School kicked off the second edition of their reading week on 14th March 2020, where students are getting a chance to experience the world of books through various facilitators. The second edition of the reading week saw some […]


Free annual membership for readers in Sharjah Public Library during UAE Reading Month

Brew Admin   Thu 04 Mar 2021    

‘Everyone’s Library’ initiative will offer free basic membership for one year for those registering in March, either online or in person. SHARJAH, 4th March 2021 – The Sharjah Public Library (SPL), an affiliate of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), has […]


UK booksellers go digital in fight against lockdown collapse

Brew Admin   Wed 11 Nov 2020    

Faced with closures amid on and off pandemic measures and rising threats from retail giant Amazon, 250 independent UK bookshops have banded together to kickstart a new online platform — to both sustain their loyal customer base and generate newer […]


SIBF 2020 opens to virtual, real-life crowds, 1m reads on spectacular display

Brew Admin   Wed 04 Nov 2020    

The 39th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair, SIBF 2020, opened today at the Expo Centre Sharjah. Cultural ambassadors, diplomats, media, and community showed up bright and early as Sharjah opened the doors to the globally anticipated annual book-lovers […]


‘Virtual’ programs for Sharjah International Book Fair 2020 unveiled — the world all-set to read from emirate

Brew Admin   Tue 20 Oct 2020    

At a live press event on Monday, the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) unveiled its plans for the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2020, to be back in town from Nov 4-14, for its 39th edition. Organised by the SBA under […]