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World’s largest floating bookfair sailing to Limassol soon

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Being surrounded by collections of books is a bookworm’s dream. Finding a secret or alternative library is perhaps the second-best thing for a book lover and this November, an unusual experience will sail to Limassol to entertain all ages and literature fanatics. The world’s largest floating book fair will dock at Limassol as the Logos Hope ship arrives on the island with its large selection of books.

That’s right, a library of books is set up on the ship and it sails the world, staying at each country’s port for about two weeks. Cyprus’ turn is coming up on November 25, offering the opportunity to readers to climb on board and explore more than 5,000 titles at affordable prices. The bookfair’s collection is mostly in English and features children’s books, academic texts, dictionaries and genres spanning from science, sports, hobbies, cookery, arts, medicine and languages to faith.

Until November 21, Logos Hope is in Montenegro before it begins its journey to this corner of the Mediterranean. Once in Limassol it will remain at the port until December 14, inviting the public to visit the ship and the bookfair. Besides exploring the large selection of books, the crew will offer tours of the ship, while at the entrance, screens will play short films presenting the ship.

The Logos Hope bookfair is an initiative by a German non-profit organisation GBS Ships eV, and its crew are some 400 volunteers who come from more than 45 countries. Different ages and nationalities, the crew works together to run the onboard bookstore but also organise cultural events. After its Cyprus stop, the ship will continue its journey to Beirut, where crew will welcome the New Year before sailing to Egypt and Jordan in 2023.

Entrance to the book fair is low-cost, making it affordable to all as 13 to 65-year-olds pay €1 to visit, while pensioners and children under 12 can enter for free. The end of November in the coastal city is dedicated to the world of books as while the Logos Hope bookfair sails to Limassol, the first edition of the Limassol Book Fair will also open its doors on November 25, 26 and 27. Quite the month for the island’s book lovers!

 

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Floating bookfair on Logos Hope ship. November 25-December 14. Limassol port. www.gbaships.org/en/logoshope. Facebook page @logoshope

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