JIS Stages Book Fair in Kingston Oct. 3 – 4


The Research Department of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), will be staging a Book Fair at its headquarters at 58A Half-Way-Tree Road on Friday, October 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Saturday, October 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This will be the third fair to be staged at headquarters in the Corporate Area, since the exercise began in 2001.
Meanwhile, the fourth rural book fair was held at the Civic Centre, Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay on Thursday, September 25 and Friday, September 26. Sandra Braimbridge, Research Supervisor at the JIS, said schools are being invited to come in and purchase documents and items that would be on display. There will also be some free publications, including line drawings of the National Heroes and some booklets on the heroes and on the country’s heritage.
The Supervisor pointed out that several popular books that were outdated and not available for sale at previous book fairs, have been updated and reprinted. These include ‘This is Jamaica’, ‘The Government of Jamaica’ and ‘The Code for National Symbols’.
She explained that one of the main objectives of the fair is to raise the level of awareness of the people about the country’s cultural heritage.

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