The World’s Largest Bookstore Ship “Logos Hope” is Coming to the port in Bar at October 21. The ship will arrive at October 20 at 4pm and the opening will be at October 21 at 10am. “Logos Hope” book fair, which contains several hundreds of thousands of books, i.e. over 5,000 titles from various fields, is currently in the port of Valona in Albania, after which it will visit Durrës, and on October 20 this bookshop ship will sail into the Montenegrin port Bar. “Logos Hope” will stay here until November 8, when, as announced on the website of the GBA organization, the ship will be moved to Portonovi marina near Herceg Novi, where it will stay until November 21. After Montenegro, “Logos Hope” goes to Greece, to the port of Thessaloniki, and then the ship will visit the ports of Beirut in Lebanon, Port Said in Egypt and Aqaba in Jordan.
The literary fund of the largest liner ship in the world consists mainly of books in English, and in addition to fiction and professional titles from various fields such as various branches of science, history, art, gastronomy, sports, hobbies and religion, it also has an enviable collection of textbooks for colleges for learning foreign languages, mathematics, geography and history.
On this 132.5-meter-long and 21-meter-wide ship of 12,519 gross tons, there is a crew of about 300 people who come from 60 countries of the world. All of them – from the commander to the last sailor and cook, are volunteers and are not paid for their work. Most of them live on a ship that cruises around the world promoting the power of books, education and knowledge. During their stay in various ports, the crew of “Logos Hope” organizes various courses for the local population, or helps him through various volunteer and cooperation actions with local organizations. The goal of the crew of this unusual, cosmopolitan ship is to show in practice how people coming from different communities, cultures and religions can live and function together very well and beautifully. The ship is mostly financed by voluntary contributions from donates. There is also an entrance fee to the ship for visitors who want to tour it and buy some of the books offered by this unique floating bookstore.