25th International Book Fair of Algiers to be held in November

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ALGIERS- The 25th International Book Fair of Algiers “SILA” will be held in November 2021, after the cancellation of 2020’s edition because of the outbreak of the global pandemic Covid-19, Minister of Culture and Arts Malika Bendouda announced Thursday in Algiers.

Speaking on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the former headquarters of the National Library after a rehabilitation operation, the Minister of Culture and Arts indicated that a rich cultural program and international meetings will be on the agenda of this cultural rendez-vous.

Originally scheduled for November 2020, this edition was to be held virtually as part of the preventive measures introduced by the competent authorities with a view to warding off the spread of the pandemic, before being totally canceled.

Noting that the main cultural event in Algeria, SILA, recorded, in 2019, the participation of 1,030 publishing houses from 36 countries, including 298 Algerians, and registered 1,150 million visitors.

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