The seasonal Book Market in Byblos opens its doors this weekend, September 4th and 5th, in a collaboration between the Municipality of Byblos, Book Yard, and Centre de Lecture et d’Animation Culturelle (CLAC).
The market will be held in the CLAC garden in the Old Souk of Byblos, from 2:00 PM until 10:00 PM for two days only.
It gives people the opportunity to exchange, sell, and buy second-hand books from different kiosks corresponding to different book-selling businesses in Lebanon.
This isn’t the first time, as this time marks the 30th installment of this market, with the last one having been held on June 12th and 13th.
The event isn’t just for buying and selling, as there are other related activities planned for both children and adults to immerse in the cultural beauty of literature.
This cultural initiative comes at a critical time where books, the essence of culture, are becoming affected by the exchange rate in the country. This is a chance for people to buy books at prices they will struggle to find elsewhere.