BAZ Publishing, Oman’s premier publishing house is showcasing an impressive collection of book titles at the ongoing Muscat International Book Fair 2014. The annual exhibition is being hosted at the Oman International Exhibition Centre (OIEC) from February 27 to March 8 and BAZ Publishing’s stand, located at P4 in the Main hall, Arabic section has been gaining lots of interest from visitors to the book fair.
BAZ Publishing was founded in 2006. It specialises in publishing quality titles in Arabic, English, French, German, Japanese and Italian that showcase Oman’s abounding traditions and promote the Sultanate as a unique destination, while encouraging and nurturing Omani authors and artists.
Managing Director of BAZ Publishing, Mohammad Al Farei commented on the response received by the company at the 2014 book fair, noting, “BAZ Publishing’s core area of focus has been on publishing quality books that resonate with Oman’s rich cultural heritage, hence the participation in the Muscat International Book Fair was only fitting.Scores of authors, readers, publishers and journalists visited the BAZ Publishing stand during the first couple of days of the fair, and especially over the weekend. It was very encouraging to see that many visitors showed a great interest in the numerous publications, acclaiming the manner in which the beauty and rich culture of Oman was showcased through our best sellers.”
He added, “The Muscat International Book Fair (MIBF), in its 18th edition is one of the major events in our annual calendar as it sees attendance from over 459 exhibitors from 26 countries. This is an excellent opportunity for BAZ Publishing to showcase our exclusive titles and depict Oman through the eyes of visionaries such as HE Mohammad Al Zubair, whose books are exclusively distributed by BAZ Publishing.”
BAZ Publishing’s first book, ‘Oman, My Beautiful Country’ by HE Mohammad Al Zubair, was published in 2002. It has become a best-seller and remains one of the most popular books on Oman. The title has been reprinted 2 times and is published in 5 languages – Arabic, English, French, German and Japanese – and details the monumental and diverse landscape of the Sultanate of Oman. ‘Oman, My Beautiful Country’ was one of the first books in the world to feature digital photography and initiated a whole series by HE Mohammad Al Zubair reflecting the beauty of Oman.
Recently, BAZ Publishing announced ‘Oman’s Architectural Journey’ – the new release by HE Mohammad Al Zubair which covers the expanse of architecture across the Sultanate of Oman in Arabic and English. From traditional decorative conventions, iconic forts and castles, domestic settlements to religious architecture, this publication lays an emphasis on the role of the Omani renaissance in shaping the character of contemporary architecture through HE Mohammad Al Zubair’s lens.