Books galore: Logos Hope docks in MoBay

Custos Rotulorum of St James, Bishop Conrad Pitkin (third left); and Councillor for the Spring Garden Division in St James, Dwight Crawford (second right), cut the ribbon to officially open the Logos Hope book fair to the public. Sharing in the moment (from left) are Country Leader for charity OM Jamaica, Nichola Henry; Associate Director of Logos Hope, Randy Grebe; Custos Rotulorum for Trelawny, Paul Muschette; and Logos Hope Captain, James Berry.

Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating book fair, docked at the Montego Bay pier on Thursday (February 13), with some 400 volunteers from nations around the world on board.

The vessel, which is back in Jamaica after a three-year hiatus, will be in the Second City until February 23. Members of the public will be able to access more than 5,000 books in a wide range of genres at discounted prices.

“What I am happy for is that many Jamaicans will experience the unique cultures.”

— Custos Rotulorum for St James, Bishop Conrad Pitkin

Speaking at an official welcome ceremony aboard the vessel, Custos Rotulorum for St James, Bishop Conrad Pitkin, said that in addition to accessing a wide array of literature, Jamaicans will experience the diversity of culture that will be displayed on the vessel.

“What I am happy for is that many Jamaicans will experience the unique cultures and hear stories from the staff that are representing many countries from around the world and have an opportunity to not only purchase books but also to participate in the various seminars and workshops being offered,” he noted.

Meanwhile, Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, in a speech read by Councillor for the Spring Garden Division, Dwight Crawford, commended Logos Hope for “bringing knowledge and hope to many around the world, by providing quality literature and educational material at affordable prices.”

Logos Hope will be open to the public daily from 2 to 9 p.m. and will be closed on Tuesday (February 18). The entrance fee is $200 per person. Adults 65 and older and children under 12 years are allowed to enter free.