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Logos Hope book fair in Qatar: The largest floating book exhibition in the world

After nearly a decade-long hiatus, Logos Hope, the world's largest floating book fair, is returning to Qatar. The book fair was last docked in Qatar in 2013.

The comeback of this impressive floating book fair is sure to thrill book lovers as they immerse themselves in an array of international books, events, cultural performances, and engaging activities. With Doha as its next destination, Logos Hope is prepared to dock here for a solid two weeks.


Dates: June 21 to July 2, 2023

Timings: 4 pm to 10 pm (last person in at 9.30 pm) - Monday to Thursday

5 pm to 11 pm (last person in at 10.30 pm) - Friday to


Closed on Sunday

Location: Old Doha Port

Access: QAR 5 for entry (no pre-booking required)

History of Logos Hope

The Logos Hope is the largest floating bookfair in the world. Sailing around the world and docking at different ports for a couple of weeks at a time, the ship is a booklovers' paradise and hosts more than a million visitors on board each year.

The ship is manned by a crew of volunteers from many nationalities, who also participate in community outreach programs and literacy initiatives.

Launched in 1970 by a German non-profit organization, Logos Hope has since docked at 480 ports in 150 countries, welcoming 49 million visitors on board. Upon its return to Doha, Logos Hope will offer over 5,000 titles for readers to explore. The selection includes books of various genres hailing from different countries and cultures, providing a rich, diverse browsing and shopping experience for book enthusiasts.

Activities on Logo Hope

In addition to its extensive book selection, the ship will host a variety of cultural performances, special events, and activities for all. An international café is located on the first floor, and a children's drama theater is on the second. Please note that most performances require tickets, which can be purchased via

With its vast selection of books, cultural events, and a unique ambiance, the Logos Hope is more than just a floating book fair. It's an immersive cultural experience that's set to dock in Doha, promising an enriching journey through literature and beyond for all its visitors. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this global literary voyage.


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