Ministry of Culture



READY TO READ (Listos Para Leer : Diseno de Libros en Espana) is an exhibition of some 400 books designed and published in Spain between 2000 and 2006. Conceived as an X-ray of the state of book design in Spain today, the exhibition includes books of literature and essays, books on art, architecture and design, children’s books and artists’ books from different eras; it highlights both the conventional and the avant-garde talents of designers in modern Spanish publishing.  What is more interesting is that the selected books are not special books; they are generally books that anyone can find in most bookshops in Spain.

“Go Green with the Drums for Peace, Smile to the World!”

Defiliban and the Belgium Embassy in Lebanon are pleased to invite you to the international event to promote peace and environment: “Go Green with the Drums for Peace, Smile to the World!”.
Under the high patronage of the Ministry of the environment, Mr. Mohamad Rahal, in collaboration with Solidere, the General Secretary of Catholics Schools in Lebanon in Internation House of Poetry, Arthur Haulot, in Belgium Beirut World Book Capital at Ministry of Social Affairs with the participation of the private and public schools in Lebanon, on Thursday the 6th of May 2010 at 10:00 am at Down Town, Beirut.

BOOKS FROM THE BATTLEFIELD: Featuring the war’s Literature

Opening: Tuesday, April 20 2010: 6pm
Daily from 20 April – May 9 2010: From 4pm – 9pm
At the Hangar – UMAM D & R

Bidoun Library at 98weeks Project Space: 17 April- 15 May

Join us for the opening of the Bidoun Library: Saturday April 17 at 5pm, with readings by Bidoun contributing editors and writers, Shumon Basar, Wael Lazkani, and more, plus a conversation with the comic's collective Samandal

SAMANDAL is part of two exciting events back to back

Creative Commons: Salon Beirut Friday, April 16 at 7pm @ OBROS

Creative Commons will celebrate the first CC salon in Beirut! Al Akhbar and Al Jazeera, music, photography, film, podcasts and most importantly: COMICS!

"The academic specialty in the service of development and alteration in Lebanon"

The Alumni Association of American universities and in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture is honored to invite you to attend a seminar entitled: "The academic specialty in the service of development and alteration in Lebanon" at Haigazian University, Clemenceau, Beirut on Thursday April 15, 2010 at 10:00 in the morning.

The souk of sounds and words… Listen

In the framework of Beirut World Book Capital: Arabic music meets Polish literature - Charbel Rouhana and Stanisław Strasburger

THE ORGANISERS: Polish author Stanisław Strasburger in collaboration with the Lebanese Ministry of Culture and the Polish Embassy in Beirut, the Polish Community in Lebanon, The Polish Book Institute, German Embassy in Beirut and the Goethe Institute in Lebanon
DATE: 25th of March 2010
TIME: 6.30 p.m.
PLACE: UNESCO Palace, Beirut

Old Manuscripts from Armenia Exhibition

The Armenian Embassy in Lebanon in collaboration with the Lebanese Ministry of Culture cordially invites you to the inauguration of “Old Manuscripts from Armenia Exhibition (Matenadaran) to be held at UNESCO Palace on April 1st 2010 at 6:30 pm.

« Writings by women and about women» Book Fair

In the framework of Beirut World Book Capital and in collaboration with the Minister of Culture “Salim Wardé” a book fair entitled « Writings by women and about women» will start on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8, 9 and 10th of March, at the UNESCO palace, Beirut.