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World’s largest floating book fair back in Colombo port


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Two years ago, ‘MV Logos Hope’, the world’s largest floating book fair was opened to the public and welcomed over 96,000 visitors. Now Logos Hope is returning back to Colombo. Logos Hope follows its sister ship ‘Doulos’ which visited Sri Lanka six times. This larger vessel allows for a wider book selection and more comfortable browsing. 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. Logos Hope will be in the Port of Colombo from 30 August – 22 September. Opening hours are as follows; from 30 August to 12 September, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday and Monday. From 13 to 22 September everyday, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tickets cost 100 rupees and children under 12 have free admission but must be accompanied by an adult. 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 visitors up the gangways in over 150 countries and territories around the world.

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