(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) More than 12,000 people visited the world's largest floating book fair, Logos Hope, during the weekend. Docked at Port Sultan Qaboos, the liner is visiting the sultanate for the second time.
Madeleine Paulsson, project manager, Logos Hope, said, ''Logos Hope arrived in Muscat on October 1 and will remain here till October 7. During the weekend, more than 12,000 people of different nationalities visited the ship. Children flocked to the ship in large numbers along with their parents. Many senior citizens visited the fair, too.''
On Saturday, a few staff members of Logos Hope joined hands with I-Care volunteers as part of the latter's 11th water distribution event in the city.
Logos Hope offers over 5,000 titles on science, sports, hobbies, cookery, arts, medicine, languages, relationships and philosophy, besides classics and dictionaries. Madeleine said, ''Though most sections were flooded with visitors, the most popular were those with children's titles, cookery books and classics.''
Mohammad Abbas, a Muscat-based businessman who visited with his wife and children, said, ''A visit to Logos Hope is the best way to encourage children to read books. The very idea of buying books on a ship is fascinating. I bought a dictionary and some books by O' Henry and Jane Austen.'' Akash Verma, a visitor from Qurm, said, ''We wanted to buy a pocket cookery book and were pleased with the collection.'' Logos Hope is open for public until Monday. Tickets to the ship cost 300bz.&nb