Muscat, The Gulf Observer: The Sultanate of Oman’s pavilion achieved a huge turnout at the 26th session of the Algiers International Book Salon, whose activities will continue until November 4. Most of the books displayed in the pavilion were sold out in the first two days.
The Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth (MCSY), participated in the exhibition, which witnessed the influx of Algerian readers from various segments.
Said bin Rashid Al-Obaidani, representative of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, at the Sultanate of Oman’s pavilion, said: “The Algerian public’s interest in Omani publications is excellent and very large, especially when it comes to books on jurisprudence, the Arabic language, and the history of Oman.”
Al-Obaidani added that the Sultanate of Oman’s pavilion includes about 100 titles, representing the publications of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth. They are manuscripts that have been edited and printed, as well as publications by the Literary Forum. It is the intellectual and literary production of Omani youth, in various literary arts, including poetry, novels, stories, and criticism.
He stressed that Omani participation in the Algiers International Book Salon is important because it introduces the Algerian public to the ancient civilization of Oman and its culture, which is deeply rooted in ancient history.
Al-Obaidani pointed out that the Sultanate of Oman’s pavilion includes many diverse publications, in various types of knowledge, saying: “The Algerian reader who is passionate about learning about the Sultanate of Oman can find what he is looking for in the books on display, perhaps the most prominent of which is “The Encyclopedia of Oman Through Time,” which is a comprehensive historical encyclopedia that tells the history of Oman. “The Omani Manuscript” by its author, Mohammed bin Amer Al-Asiri, tells the story of the Omani manuscript, its making, and the arts of its binding.
” The pavilion also includes the “Index of the Holy Qur’an” issued by the Omani Manuscripts Department, the book “School Education and Heritage” (a group of authors), and the “Omani Encyclopedia,” which is a national project adopted by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture (formerly), and tells the life of the Omani person,” Al-Obaidani said.