The Logos Hope book ship, which arrives in Jamaica on January 20, will bring with it three times as many titles as its predecessor the Logos 11.
More than 7,500 titles, covering a range of subjects, will be available for Jamaicans to browse through and make purchases. These include Christian literature, hobbies, science, sports, dictionaries, atlases, children’s books and texts for students.
“The Logos Hope is a much larger ship than the Logos 11. It’s three times larger, we have more books, more space,” informed Project Manager, Zjumira Wout, at a recent JIS Think Tank at the agency’s Half-Way Tree headquarters in Kingston.
In addition to browsing and making book purchases, visitors also can take part in a myriad of activities on board the vessel. “On board, we have activities for children, the youth, pastors; workshops on HIV/AIDS, evangelism, translation of the Bible and several other projects,” Ms. Wout informed.
She said that the crew will also be participating in outreach activities, including a major community project in Trench Town in Kingston, and will be visiting prisons, orphanages and schools.
In the meantime, Project Co-ordinator, Florian Jesske, informed that there is no chance of the ship running out of stock, as several containers of books were added at the last port of call in Aruba before departing to Jamaica.
Project Co-ordinator for the Logos Hope book ship, Florian Jesske (L), gives details about a special book/tote bag deal, while Project Manager, Zjumira Wout, listens. Occasion was a recent JIS Think Tank at the agency’s Half-Way Tree headquarters in Kingston, where details of the ship’s upcoming visit to the island, including outreach projects, were announced.
“We will receive containers for the whole time we are here and its 40-foot containers so you can imagine how many books are in there. What can happen is if a title runs out, we will replace it with another so I don’t think we will run out,” he said.
He said that the books will be sold at a reasonable cost, taking into consideration the current economic climate and a special book deal is being offered. For the purchase of a $500 tote bag, persons can place any three text books in the bag. “So the books are free; you just pay for the bag so it’s much discounted,” Mrs. Jesske stated.
The Logos Hope will be docked at the Montego Freeport in St. James from January 20 to February 14 and will be open to the public on Mondays 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Wednesdays to Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; and Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
It will be docked at the Rockfort pier in Kingston from February 17 to March 23 and members of the public will be allowed onboard from Tuesdays to Saturdays between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; and on Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Admission is $50 for adults, while children under 16 years, who are accompanied by an adult, will be allowed onboard free of charge.