The world's largest floating book fair is here and open for business.
It dropped anchor in the Bridgetown Port on Tuesday and is now set up at its home for the next five days at the flour mill.
An avid reader himself, parliamentary secretary in the education ministry, Harcourt Husbands cut the ribbon, officially opening the Logos Hope.
And it seems the early patrons could not wait to get their hands on what was on offer. They not only browsed but got in some purchases as well.
If their sentiments are anything to go by, it will be a busy five days for the ship.
Earlier Senator Husbands said the ship's arrival coincided with the ministry's launch of the STEP programme - the acronym stands for Student Teacher Effectiveness Plans of which reading is a key component.
Aside from making a wide variety of mostly Christian literature available, the staff of the Logos also ventures into communities to volunteer with various projects.
The nearly 400 crew and volunteers on board from 62 countries, between 20 and 25 Barbadians will help out on this visit.