Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating book fair, is back at Valletta Cruise Port. Logos Hope is an international ship travelling the world and sharing knowledge, help and hope through literature, cultural understanding, relief work and more. Many may remember the previous visit in September 2010, when around 30,000 visitors were welcomed up the gangways and seeing 81,000 pieces of literature going out into Malta through donations and sales.
With over 65 different nationalities onboard, and an exciting event program, Logos Hope offers a lovely selection of over 5,000 book titles at affordable prices with diverse subjects: science, sports, hobbies, languages, art, cookery and faith amongst others. With children’s titles, academic texts, dictionaries, atlases and more, the book fair with the diverse accompanying activities is for the whole family to enjoy.
In an official opening event held on Wednesday, a number of local representatives had the opportunity to meet Captain James Berry, Randy Grebe, Director of Logos Hope and crew members, with President Emeritus, Marie-Louise Coleiro in attendance as guest of honour. Esteemed guests were treated to a ‘parade of nations’ and a Korean fan dance.
Stephen Xuereb, COO of Global Ports Holding and CEO of Valletta Cruise Port said, ‘We are honoured to be welcoming Logos Hope back to our shores. I feel humbled to connect with the international crew aboard and learning about their pro-bono work worldwide and their diverse experiences. Reflecting Global Ports Holding’s maxim of ‘doing the right thing’, we are proud to be supporting Logos Hope on the honourable mission of bringing knowledge, help and hope to communities worldwide’.
Logos Hope will be open to the public at the Valletta Cruise Port, Valletta Waterfront until 31st July: Tuesday through Friday and Sunday: 15:00hrs – 22:00hrs; Saturdays: 10:00hrs – 13:00hrs, 15:00hrs – 22:00hrs. Closed on Mondays.
A donation of €1 for 13 – 64 years old is requested. Adults 65 and over enter for free. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult and will be admitted for free.