The 27th edition of the International Publishing and Book Fair (SIEL) started on June 2 in Rabat and will end on June 12. After two years of shutdown due to the pandemic, the fair has been relocated to the cultural capital of Africa, Rabat, while it has always been organized in Casablanca.
On the main square of the OLM Souissi, the International Publishing and Book Fair (SIEL) has opened its doors to the general public since Friday, June 3. A large number of visitors flocked to this 27th edition of SIEL according to the Ministry of Culture.
Thus, and during the first day of Friday June 3, the Fair recorded a total of 6,970 visitors, including 1,814 children, while the second day (Saturday June 4) saw the participation of 17,977 visitors, including 5,753 children.
Faced with this large influx, new counters have been fitted out and equipped with umbrellas to ensure the comfort of visitors when buying their tickets, which cost 10 dirhams for adults and 5 dirhams for children, the same source said. noting that more wickets will be added this Sunday.
The use of free private buses made available to visitors every half hour has also seen a large influx, especially buses departing from Rabat-Agdal train station, Agdal Faculty of Law (UN) and Madinat Al – Irfan.
It should be recalled that this 27th edition of SIEL is organized by the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication, Department of Culture, under the High Patronage of King Mohammed VI.
This edition which honors African literature, in consecration of the designation of Rabat Capital of African Culture for the year 2022, promises to be rich in meetings and debates which highlight the different African cultural expressions, indicates the Ministry.