Floating book fair returns to Namibia

The world’s largest floating book fair, Logos Hope, will arrive in Namibia on 28 June.

The vessel last visited Walvis Bay in August 2016.

It carries an expanded selection of over 5 000 different books, which are selling at affordable prices.

The books cover a wide range of subjects, including science, sport, hobbies, cookery, the arts, medicine, languages and religion.

The vessel will be open to the public from 5 to 21 July, where visitors will enjoy a warm welcome, introduction to the vessel through a short movie and interactive displays and eats and treats.

Opening hours will be from Tuesdays to Fridays between 11h00 and 20h00, on Saturdays between 10h00 and 20h00, and Sundays between 13h00 and 20h00, with an entrance fee of N$10, while children under 12 and seniors over 65 years old enter for free.

Community members will also be able to participate in special events on board the ship, including conferences and opportunities aimed at church leaders, men, women, the youth and children.

Some 400 representatives from about 60 different countries are on board the vessel, serving as volunteers.

They assist at different institutions in countries visited by the vessel, including orphanages, churches, hospitals, schools and prisons.

Some Namibians remember the vessel’s last visit in 2016.

“I visited the vessel with our class and I still have the children’s Bible I bought,” says Walvis Bay resident Sacharias Thomas.

Ndahafa Paulus says: “I visited the boat with my family and can still remember how the faces of my children lit up as they boarded the vessel.”

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