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World's largest floating book fair to return to Jamaica after seven years

Published:Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Jamaicans line up to board the 'Logos Hope' in Kingston in 2010.

MV Logos Hope, the world's largest floating book fair, is slated to return to Kingston and Montego Bay, St James, from May 12 to July 2 with 5,000 different titles of books for sale to the general public, all below market prices.

The books for sale will cover a range of subjects including science, sports, hobbies, cooking, medicine, languages, as well as children's titles, academic texts, dictionaries, Bibles and more.

The MV Logos Hope was last in Kingston seven years ago, when more than 130,000 visitors went on board over 35 days.

"We are looking forward to returning to Jamaica. We believe books change lives and we cannot wait to welcome the thousands of Jamaicans on board, who we will invite to meet our international crew. The visit to Jamaica by the MV Logos Hope will be a memorable and enjoyable experience for all who come aboard," said Captain Tom Dyer of the United States.

The MV Logos Hope is operated by GBA Ships e.V., an international, charitable organisation registered in Germany. Since 1970, the organisation has welcomed more than 45 million visitors up its gangways in more than 160 countries and territories around the world.


Logos Hope's schedule


- The Logos Hope will dock at the Caribbean Cement Company, Rockfort from May 12 to June 11 and at the Montego Bay Cruise Ship Terminal from June 15 to July 2.

- Opening hours in Kingston and Montego Bay will be: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

- The ship will be closed to the public on Mondays.

- Entrance fee will be $200, but children under 12 and adults 65 and over will be free. All children must be accompanied by adults.