17th Nairobi International Book Fair - 24th to 28th September 2014

17th Nairobi International Book Fair - 24th to 28th September 2014

The Nairobi International Book Fair is an annual event that seeks to bring together all stakeholders in the book industry. The theme for this year’s event was “Catch the Reading Bug”. This year’s event started with the Book Match which was flagged off on 24th September 2014 at knls Nairobi Area Library at Community-Upper Hill. Knls Director, Mr Richard Atuti was given the honour of flagging of the book match from the Library to Sarit Centre. During the flagging off, he encouraged the participants to embrace reading as a mode of spending their leisure time and as a way to get to know our nation better.

knls participated in the 17th Nairobi International Trade Fair which took place from 24th to 28th September to 4th October 2014 by being one of the exhibitors at the Sarit Centre Exhibition Hall. Knls participated by showcasing some of the rare collection available through the National Library Division as well as creating awareness about the services offered through the department. These services include the Legal repository of all Kenyan publications, issuance of the International Standard Book Number (ISBN), International Standard Music Number (ISMN) and National Reference Services.

 

The event received lots of exhibitors both local and international and it registered a high increase in the number of exhibitors compared to the past year. It was also a great opportunity for upcoming and existing authors in Kenya to get to know more about what other authors have written. Lots of patrons came to the exhibition and the knls stand attracted over five hundred visitors. Publishers and authors were also sensitized on the need to use ISBN in their publications. It was also a great opportunity for knls to network and interact with the publishers as we forge forward in shaping the reading culture of the Kenyan Nation.

The knls Director, Mr. Richard Atuti was also honoured to be Chief Guest at the Wahome Mutahi Memorial Lecture held at Safari Club on Saturday 4th October 2014 at 4:00pm, where he delivered the talk to the invited guests.