The Sultanate of Oman will be the "guest of honor" this year, where its participation is represented in a pavilion at the heart of the exhibition that embraces books, manuscripts and a representation of the components of its national culture, and the presence of a number of symbols of Omani culture, and the presence of publishing houses that display the latest publications and titles.

The exhibition program, organized by the Saudi Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission, includes dialogue sessions, poetry evenings, plays, concerts and workshops in various fields of knowledge with the participation of a large number of Saudi, Arab and foreign intellectuals and writers.

The exhibition is accompanied by the International Publishers Conference, which is held on the fourth of October to discuss aspects of the book industry and the challenges facing publishing houses.

The Riyadh International Book Fair is the third book fair held by the Kingdom this year after the Eastern Province and Medina exhibitions, while the Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission is organizing a final exhibition in Jeddah in December.