World’s largest floating book fair to dock in Bay

2016-06-01 06:00
: The Logos Hope which will make her first ever visit to Port Elizabeth next week. photo:Kurt Walter

: The Logos Hope which will make her first ever visit to Port Elizabeth next week. photo:Kurt Walter

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THE world’s largest floating book fair, the Logos Hope, will make her first ever visit to Port Elizabeth and will be open to the public from June 9 to 19, with her 400 crewmembers from across the globe.

The unique vessel offers exclusive on-board events for people of all ages, in addition to its array of quality, affordable books and an opportunity to meet with the international crew in the book fair and during events.

Guests can experience unique cultures and hear from people coming from all over the world. They can look forward to a time of friendship, music and enjoy an interactive cultural programme.

Events for the public include the “Anchor of Hope” event for the youth on Friday, June 10.

There will also be a “Meet the World” event on Saturday, June 11, where guests will have the opportunity to experience the different colourful performances of music, dance, multimedia and songs from the international crewmembers from 60 different nationalities. All events have limited seats.

Logos Hope offers an expanded selection of over 5 000 titles at affordable prices. With children’s titles, academic texts, science, hobbies, 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.

Logos Hope is operated by GBA Ships e.V., an international, charitable organization registered in Germany. Since 1970, the organisation has welcomed over 45 million visitors up the gangways in over 150 countries and territories around the world.

Logos Hope will be open to the public at the Multi-Purpose Terminal, Fleming Street entrance in the Port of Port Elizabeth.

Opening hours are as follows: Wed to Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun, Mon, Tue: 2pm - 9pm.

There is an entrance fee of R5 per person; children under 12 years old enter free, but must be accompanied by an adult. For more info, visit

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