The third edition of the world’s biggest book sale, Big Bad Wolf Books, started on Thursday. The 11-day event is displaying over one million books and is being held from 14 – 24 April in Dubai Studio City.
The event features books in many languages that cover a wide range of disciplines and fields, including scientific, literary, and humanitarian, among others. The variety on offer is consistent with Dubai and the UAE’s cultural diversity, where over 190 nationalities live and work.
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Big Bad Wolf Books aligns with many of Dubai Culture’s sectoral priorities, including making culture accessible to everyone and promoting reading, Sheikha Latifa said.
Sheikha Latifa added: “His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has always sought to spread a culture of reading in the community, making it an indispensable daily habit and instilling a passion for it, especially among future generations. A strong culture of reading enables members of society to make significant contributions to the development of the Arab region and the advancement of their countries, in addition to driving creativity and innovation in various fields. Big Bad Wolf Books provides its visitors with a world of books and knowledge and plays an important role in supporting publishing houses and platforms that encourage reading.”
Big Bad Wolf Books is open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and admission is free for everyone. The exhibition features discounts on books ranging from 50% – 80% off recommended retail prices.