Population

6.08 million (2017) 

Official language

Arabic 

Currency

Lebanese pound (ل.ل.) 

Official Statistics Office

Central Administration of Statistics 

Trade Associations

Syndicate of Publishers’ Union 

Annual Book Fairs

Beirut International Arab Book Fair (Maarad al kitab al duwaliis held in December and organised by the Arab Cultural Club. 

Beirut Book Fair (Salon francophone du livre de Beyrouth) is a French fair held over 9 days in November. 

Translation Programmes

VAT on Books

0% for books and eBooks 

Fixed Book Price System

Yes

Statistics

Mini market profile Lebanon (PA, 2012)[link to download/view] 

Useful Articles/Resources

Useful Contacts

British Council
Tel: +961 1 428900

Department for International Trade
Email: DIT.Beirut@fco.gov.uk
Tel: 00961 1 960800 

Paul KhawajaHead of Trade & InvestmentBeirut
Email:
paul.khawaja@fco.gov.uk  

Yasmine El HajjCreative IndustriesBeirut
Email: Yasmine.ElHajj@fco.gov.uk  

Publishers

Directory of Lebanese Publishers (Arab Publishers’ Association)
Directory of Arab Publishers (Arab Publishers’ Association) 

Booksellers

Bonjinsha Inc.
Kinokuniya Company Ltd., International Business Division
Nippan Ips Co., Ltd
OCS Co., Ltd., Book Sec. & Subscription Dept.

Book Distributors

Directory of Lebanese Distributors (Dar Al Sharouk)