UrduPoint reports that everything is in place for the 14th Karachi International Book Fair to kick off Friday 21 December, finishing on 25 December.

To be inaugurated by the Education Minister Sardar Ali Shah, the fair is organised by the Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers Association, for which chairman Aziz Khalid  is reporting some 330 stalls will be in action.

According to the KIBF website there will be 250 Pakistani publishers, 15 international publishers and 10 international delegates, but the website looks in need of updating, so may not be entirely accurate. Among the international players will be India, Singapore, Malaysia, Turkey and the UK.

The 2017 incarnation attracted a record 600,00 visitors, but some reports suggested many left less than satisfied. In 2016 over 200,000 books were sold at the event. I’ve not seen any figures for 2017.

Stay tuned to TNPS for any news and data that may arise from the 2018 fair.