Rockfort, East Kingston is the place to be from May 12 to June 11, as the world’s largest Book ship returns to the island this summer for those who love to read, and those being encouraged to read more.
The next stop will be the tourist mecca of Montego Bay, at the Mobay Cruise Ship Terminal from June 15 to July 2, where both locals and tourists will come out in numbers.
The last time MV Logos Hope came, it saw more than 150,000 patrons across the island, who purchased a range of books, applicable for their personal use. Families and friends are looking forward to this moment once more, as they widen their horizon with literature , when the Book ship returns to our shores.
A wide variety of books from science, medicine, art, sports, health,hobbies, cooking,children titles,language, academic texts, skills etc. The MV Logo Hope came to Jamaica in 2010, with over 8000 people visited the first day. It made a 3 weeks stop in Montego Bay and received a wide support from patrons.
The book fair is really family oriented, as the wide variety of people it caters for speaks volume. The vessel, whose crew consists of 400 volunteers of 45 different nationalities, is owned by the Germany Christian charity organisation GBA Ships.
Managing Director of the Logos Hope, Gian Walser, said the vessel’s primary purpose was to spread the message of knowledge, help and hope.
“In Jamaica, the Logos II was known as the book ship. People know us and are excited about us. But the Logos Hope is more than books, the Logos Hope is more than a ship, the Logos Hope is more than a book ship, the Logos Hope is a vision to make a difference in this world,”
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