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A Book Market You Can’t Miss This Weekend In Lebanon

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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.

Book Yard, which is part of the organizers, is a bookshop that sells second-hand books, and also often participates in many other events for second-hand books, like Souk al Tayyeb among others.

The Center for Reading and Cultural Animation ( CLAC ) is one of many similar centers built in various municipalities across Lebanon by the Intergovernmental Agency of Francophonie.

Its aim is to provide people with public libraries managed by their respective municipalities, many of which have met great success in that mission.

There are currently 14 different centers across Lebanon that host different educational events for locals.


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A Book Market You Can't Miss This Weekend In Lebanon

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