29
Apr
Tripoli book fair sells previously banned books

Last week, Tripoli hosted the city’s largest ever secondhand book sale, offering books that had previously been forbidden during Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. Held in Martyrs Square, book stands with academic books, books of poetry, and novels, as well as Western books offered a range of choices to the bustling crowds…
Funds from the three-day fair will go towards building a mobile library that will visit schools.
The range of books available at the book fair contributed to the popularity of the event. Western books sold out on the first day, and some attendees were annoyed to see publications from Gaddafi’s regime.

Tripoli book fair sells previously banned books

Last week, Tripoli hosted the city’s largest ever secondhand book sale, offering books that had previously been forbidden during Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. Held in Martyrs Square, book stands with academic books, books of poetry, and novels, as well as Western books offered a range of choices to the bustling crowds…

Funds from the three-day fair will go towards building a mobile library that will visit schools.

The range of books available at the book fair contributed to the popularity of the event. Western books sold out on the first day, and some attendees were annoyed to see publications from Gaddafi’s regime.

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    Who doesn’t like a book fair?
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    I guess they killed all the Tripoli women and made them into books because WHERE ARE THE WOMEN
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    This is so great to hear!
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