Cairo Book Fair

Record Attendance at 2015 Cairo International Book Fair

” An extra gate was opened to the public on Feb. 7 to accommodate the high level of interest in this year’s fair, with entry lines at the main gate on prior days long enough that, on some occasions, it could take visitors up to thirty minutes or even an hour to purchase a ticket and get past security.”

Cairo Book Fair: The Show Scheduled To Go On

Next month — on January 22, 2014 — the Cairo International Book Fair is set to open as usual, although it will be two days longer than originally planned and without Turkey’s official involvement. General Egyptian Books Organization (GEBO) director Ahmed Megahed said at a recent news conference that organizeres are introducing a new award and expecting stability.

Can Cairo’s Book Fair Compete?

As I roamed the aisles of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) last week, I had to doff my hat in recognition of the seamless, intelligent, highly air-conditioned event they had assembled with its many wonderful writers, illustrators, tech folks, administrators, and publishers. But I couldn’t doff it too far. First, I was cold. Second, I was always thinking of Cairo.


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