‘MV Logos Hope’, the world’s largest floating book fair, will be back in Colombo and will be open to the public from August 30 to September 22.
The visiting hours are: August 30 to Sep 12 from 10am to 8pm from Tuesday to Saturday; 2pm to 8pm on Sunday and Monday. From Sep. 13 to 22, it will be from 2pm to 8pm every day. Tickets are Rs. 100 each and for children under 12 years accompanied by an adult, admission is free.
The book fair on board ‘Logos Hope’ offers an expanded selection of over 5,000 books at affordable prices. They cover a range of subjects including science, sports, hobbies, cookery, the arts, medicine, dictionaries, languages, and philosophy. With children’s titles, academic texts, dictionaries, atlases and more, the book fair is something the whole family can enjoy. Additionally, the rest of the fully air conditioned Visitor Experience Deck is also open for the public to explore. From the Welcome Area, which introduces the new vessel through a short movie and interactive displays, to the International Café, which has ice cream, drinks and snacks for sale, there is sure to be something for everyone. When ‘Logos Hope’ called Colombo two years ago there were 96,000 visitors. It follows its sister ship ‘Doulos’ which visited Sri Lanka six times.
Logos Hope is operated by GBA Ships e.V., an international, charitable organisation registered in Germany. Since 1970 the organisation has welcomed over 42 million book lovers in over 150 countries and territories around the world. ‘Logos Hope’ is arriving in Colombo from Phuket, Thailand after concluding the visit from August 14 to August 23. It is scheduled to arrive in Colombo on August 28 and will call Muscat, Oman on October 1 for a six-day book fair.