Largest floating book fair in Durban

2016-03-24 06:00
The Logos is currently docked in Durban. Photo: supplied

The Logos is currently docked in Durban. Photo: supplied

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GET lost in a world of books on the largest floating book fair.

Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating book fair, is in Durban and this is her first ever visit to South Africa.

Many may still remember Doulos, Logos Hope’s former sister ship.

The last visit of Doulos in South Africa was in 2005, where nearly 82,000 visitors were welcomed up the gangway across two ports in South Africa. Now, Logos Hope will be making her voyage around South Africa, starting in Durban, then Richards Bay, East London, followed by Port Elizabeth and finally ending in Cape Town.

Logos Hope is a much larger vessel which allows for a wider book selection and more comfortable browsing.

Logos Hope’s on board book fair offers an expanded selection of over 5 000 different titles at affordable prices. They cover a range of subjects. 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 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.

MV Logos Hope is operated by GBA Ships e.V., an international, charitable organisation registered in Germany. Since 1970, the organisation has welcomed over 45 million visitors up the gangways in over 160 countries and territories around the world.

MV Logos Hope is open to the public at N-Shed Passenger Berth, Durban Port till 3 April.

Opening hours are as follows: Wednesday – Saturday: 10am - 9:30pm; Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: 2pm - 9:30pm; (exception: 17 and 25 March opens from 2pm).

There is an entrance fee of R5 per person. Children under 12 years old enter for free, but must be accompanied by an adult.

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