With the planned opening of a new library at the end of this year in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Logos Hope’s visit couldn’t be more appropriate. “The visit of Logos Hope will help to promote an interest in books and reading throughout the city,” said the Secretary General, Mr Richard Lee as he welcomed the ship. Harbour Master, Mr Cheng Jianyu, remembered inspecting the Doulos when it came to in 2009 and since then he has eagerly awaited its return and was delighted to be welcoming her sister ship Logos Hope. However, it was Pintung County Government Secretary General, Mr Hwang who summed up the theme of the event when he said: “the city has changed a lot over the last five years, but the warm hospitality of the Taiwanese people towards you (Logos Hope) will never change.” Lloyd Nicholas, Logos Hope’s director, ended the event by expressing his sincere thanks for the welcome and hopes that this visit will be able to support and encourage the people of Kaoshiung. As the guests made their way down the book fair, the crowds were already gathering outside hardly able to wait for Logos Hope to open its doors in Kaoshiung for the first time.