The much-anticipated Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is making its debut in Sharjah, promising book enthusiasts an extraordinary experience. Running from December 19 to January 7 at Expo Centre Sharjah, the renowned book fair opens its doors daily from 10 am to 12 am (midnight).
Insights from Andrew Yap: Vision and Origin of Big Bad Wolf
In an exclusive interview with Khaleej Times, Andrew Yap, co-founder and managing director of Big Bad Wolf, delved into the origins of the fair and shared expectations for its Sharjah edition. The mission, he emphasized, is to change the world through books, particularly by engaging children.
Discount Delight: Up to 85% Off on Books Starting at Dh2: Big Bad Wolf
Yap revealed that attendees can enjoy discounts starting at 85%, with some books priced as low as Dh2. The average discount hovers around 75%, offering a paradise of affordable options for budget-conscious book lovers upon entering the fair.
A Diverse Array: 50,000 Titles Across Various Genres
With an impressive selection of genres, including fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books, the fair boasts a staggering 50,000 titles. Yap acknowledged that fully exploring this extensive selection might require several days.
Sharjah’s Inaugural Big Bad Wolf Experience
This marks the first time the Big Bad Wolf Book Fair graces Sharjah, a city celebrated for its libraries, Islamic museums, and cultural centers. Yap expressed excitement about bringing the fair to Sharjah, recognizing the city’s vibrant community of passionate readers and students.
Government Support and the Future of Big Bad Wolf
Reflecting on the overall Big Bad Wolf experience in the UAE, Yap praised the continuous support received from the government. Looking ahead, he revealed plans to expand exhibits to other emirates, with inquiries about bringing the event to Abu Dhabi. Yap stressed the importance of media support and collaboration for the success of such expansions.