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AUK Library Hosts 2nd Annual Book Fair

The AUK Library celebrated the opening of its 2nd Annual Book Fair in the AUK Multipurpose room on February 20, 2011. The inaugural ceremony was held under the patronage of the Secretary General of the National Council for Culture, Arts, and Letters (NCCAL) Mr. Ali Al-Youhah. The event was well attended by the AUK community as well as the public, including AUK President Dr. Winfred Thompson, Dr. Nizar Hamzeh, Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, Cultural Attaché of the Saudi Arabian Embassy, Center of the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies Director Dr. Fahad Al-Nasser.

The three-day Book Fair, which was organized by the University Library, hosted 19 exhibitors, including international publishers, vendors, local institutions and book distributors. Library Director Ms. Amna Al-Omare thanked the participants and sponsors by handing out appreciation certificates.

As part of the Book Fair activities, the Library also organized a lecture titled "Our Arabic Language, History and Changes" by Dr. Khaled Al-Shayji, Secretary General of the Kuwait Writers Association. This cultural event was organized in coordination with the AUK's Arabic Literature Club and featured poetry recitals by AUK students.

Mr. Ali Alyouhah, Secretary General of the NCCAL, AUK President, AUK Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences and the Cultural Attaché of the Saudi Embassy cutting the ribbon of the book fair

Dr Winfred handing appreciation gift to Mr. Ali Al-Youhah, Secretary General of the NCCAL

Dr. Nizar Hamzeh, Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences with Library Staff

The dignitaries taking a detailed tour of the stalls at the exhibition

The dignitaries at Cengage Learning booth

The Saudi Embassy booth at the AUK Book Fair

The dignitaries taking a detailed tour of the stalls at the exhibition

AUK BookStore exhibiting in the fair

Released by the PR & Marketing Department on the 06th March 2011

Photography by the AUK Public Relations & Marketing Department (C) 2011

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