The Moroccan Minister of Culture, Youth and Media, Mehdi Bensaid, announced on January 21 that the International Book and Print Fair (SIEL) will be held this year at OLM Souissi in Rabat, from 1st to 11th June. The minister specified in a press release that publishers, bookstores, and organizations interested in participating in the event must register on the SIEL website from January 23 to March 1.
This year marks the 28th edition of SIEL. Details of the program are yet to be revealed. The Moroccan International Book Fair 2022 was a great success with more than 202,000 visitors. SIEL 2022 brought together 712 exhibitors from 55 countries, with a documentary fund totaling 100,000 titles and two million copies covering all fields. It also saw the participation of prominent figures from the cultural, political and economic spheres, with African literature taking center stage.
About 380 speakers participated in conferences, round tables, presentations on new works and poetry evenings held within the framework of the international book fair.