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Lebanon has its fair share of annual book fairs, with three international platforms each catering to audiences literate in Arabic, English and French.The most-recent edition of this monthly street-level book market convened Saturday at St. Joseph Street, just off Monnot Street.Besides the street book market and RectoVerso, they are also the co-founders of the Beirut Art Book Fair and the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (MACAM) in Alita, Jbeil, along with directing Fine Arts Publishing, the only publishing house in Lebanon specialized in art books.One could find books in various languages, mainly English, Arabic, French, German and Italian.Book stands were not only minded by young booksellers. Writer Faysal Farhat, a regular exhibitor at the market, sells his personal collection of books as well as his published own, that go for lower prices at the street market than sold at local stores.Alongside books, one could find other riches. Though Monnot Street has become a less dense social hub (aka bar souq) in recent years, with much of eastern Beirut's nightlife migrating to Gemmayzeh and Mar Mikhael, Schaub is satisfied with the current location of the book market, saying St. Joseph Street is rich in cultural institutions.
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