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We strive to be a sustainable organisation.

That means we are constantly looking at how we can reduce the amount of the Earth’s resources we use, reuse the things we can’t do without, and recycle the materials when we can no longer use them.

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Featured Events

Voices Of Future Generations

The UNESCO-backed project is aimed to empower young people and highlight sustainable development goals.

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School Librarian of the Year Award

Celebrate the inspiring work of the UAE’s best school librarians in public and private schools.

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Looking Back at Past Events

Dubai Translation Conference

Our inaugural Translation Conference, held during the UAE’s Year of Reading, put the Arabic language centre stage.

Dubai International Publishing Conference

In 2017, international and local delegates were inspired by renowned speakers from across the world and gave a vibrant vision of publishing today and into the future.

School Librarian of the Year Award

Scroll through our gallery of the fantastic 2019 librarian winners!

Board of Directors
Find out more about the people who manage the Foundation.

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Year-Round Education Programme

Our education events and annual competitions give young people the chance to meet their favourite authors and discover new ones, fuelling in them a lifelong love of reading for pleasure.

Listen to our Featured Talking of Books Podcasts

Talking of Books features regular interviews with today’s greatest writers, with previous interviewees including bestselling novelists Chris Cleave, superstar children’s authors Jacqueline Wilson, Andy Stanton and David Almond, internationally-renowned philosopher AC Grayling and rugby legend Brian Moore. And if you’re lucky enough you’ll catch Literary Soundtrack at the end of the show, highlighting a song inspired by literature every single week. Click here to know more.

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