Khaled rambles technology, tea/coffee, consumer rights and other interest from Saudi Arabia

March 1, 2010

Riyadh International (but not technical) Book Fair 2010

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , — Khaled A. @ 10:50 pm

Update: Forget everything mentioned here, the fair site was from last year’s. Making a new post about this year’s one.

Riyadh Book Fair always have a new domain every year, before it was www.riyadhbookfair.org but they LOST THE DOMAIN?! seriously? How hard it is to renew a domain name? It’s not hard!

The new domain is riyadhbookfair.org.sa but the website is horrible and hard to navigate and.

Please, visit the English site and have a laugh.

What I find disappointing is the lack of technical publications, the only publication company listed (list is in Arabic only, nothing on English site) with a technical name is “ثري دي كمبيوتر سنتر ” no need to translate, it is pronounced “3D Computer Center”!

I was expecting more technical books so this is a major disappointment (yet again). The US publishers listed are “school zone publishing” (kids books) “INTERNATIONAL TRADE LINKS” (I couldn’t even find a website for them) and “مركز مصادر المعلومات” wait wha?

Riyadh Book Fair starts tomorrow, I could go if I have any time to waste … if you spot some tech books (computers mainly, but if you find something interesting please post a comment).

Here’s the Riyadh International Book Fair 2010 Schedule listed here (apparently only men with Afros are allowed, and no women only days):

  • Tuesday 6/3/1430 3/3/2009 Inauguration ceremony
  • Wed 7/3/1430 4/3/2009 for all
  • Thurs 8/3/1430 5/3/2009 for all
  • Fri. 9/3/1430 6/3/2009 from 16:00 to 22:00 fro men
  • Sat. 10/3/1430 7/3/2009 for all
  • Sun. 11/3/1430 8/3/2009 for all, From 16:00 to 22:00 fro men
  • Mon. 12/3/1430 9/3/2009 for all
  • Tues. 13/3/1430 10/3/2009 for all, from 16:00 to 22:00 fro men
  • Wed 14/3/1430 11/3/2009 for all
  • Thurs 15/3/1430 12/3/2009 for all
  • Fri 16/3/1430 13/3/2009 From 16:00 to 22:00 fro men

And here is the exhibition location on Gowalla: Riyadh Exhibitions Company.