Kitab Book Fair

About us

Kitab Book Fair

Ottawa's Premier Celebration of Arabic Literature

Founded in 2024 by the non-profit organization Masaa Culture, Kitab Book Fair stands as a beacon of cultural exchange and literary celebration in Ottawa. Our journey began with a vision to bring the rich literary heritage of the Arab world to the forefront of Canadian communities. With a deep commitment to fostering understanding and engagement between Arabic and Canadian cultures, Kitab Book Fair serves as the bridge connecting these two vibrant worlds.

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To bring the treasures of Arabic literature to the Arab communities in Canada, while engaging with Canadian culture and society. We aspire to spotlight Arabic literature, becoming the catalyst for cultural exchange and dialogue, enriching the tapestry of Canadian society.


At Kitab Book Fair, our mission is to showcase the diverse and captivating world of Arabic literature to Canadian audiences. Through our two-day event, we aim to ignite a passion for reading, promote cross-cultural understanding, and foster connections between Arabic and Canadian communities. By providing a platform for dialogue, exploration, and discovery, we seek to celebrate the universal power of storytelling while honoring the unique voices and perspectives within Arabic literature.

What We Offer?

Celebrating Diversity:

Kitab Book Fair is dedicated to showcasing the rich diversity of Arabic literature. From classical masterpieces to contemporary works, our fair offers a curated selection of books that reflect the breadth and depth of Arabic literary traditions. Through our diverse range of genres, styles, and authors, attendees have the opportunity to explore new perspectives and immerse themselves in the beauty of Arabic storytelling.

Bridging Cultures:

As a bridge between Arabic and Canadian cultures, Kitab Book Fair fosters dialogue and understanding between these two vibrant communities. Through engaging panel discussions, author readings, and cultural showcases, we create opportunities for meaningful exchange and collaboration. By highlighting the shared values and experiences that unite us, we strive to build bridges of empathy, respect, and appreciation across cultural divides.

Inspiring Connection:

At Kitab Book Fair, we believe in the transformative power of literature to connect hearts and minds. Through our engaging literary events, workshops, and interactive activities, we aim to inspire a love for reading and lifelong learning among attendees of all ages. Whether you’re a seasoned bibliophile or new to the world of literature, there’s something for everyone at our fair.

Join Us

We invite you to join us in celebrating the beauty of Arabic literature and culture at Kitab Book Fair. Whether you’re a member of the Arab community in Canada, an avid reader, or a cultural enthusiast, there’s a place for you in our vibrant community. Come be a part of our journey as we continue to promote cultural exchange, foster understanding, and build connections that transcend borders. Together, let’s illuminate the path to a more inclusive and interconnected world through the power of literature.

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