Night of Environmentalism + Books in Cairo

Most of us—of the sort reading this blog—have a few extra books (hiding under a bed, in a closet, on top of a wardrobe) that we’d like to send back out into the book-reading universe.

Not the favorite ones, of course. I, for instance, will part with Philadelphia Fire, by J. E. Wideman, Remembrance of Things Past, by Marcel Proust, Yalo, by Elias Khoury, Austerlitz, by W.G. Sebald,  أرخص ليالي, by Yusuf Idris, and Записки из подполья by F. M. Dostoevsky only when someone prises them from my cold, dead hands.

However, there are books even a selfish agnabeya like me is willing to share with the universe. In comes Eco Options Egypt. They are willing to pick up your books and bring them to a Used Books Sale at the Egyptian Center for Culture and Art. The sale is set to take place Monday, June 7 from 7 – 10 p.m.

During the book sale—which they urge you to arrive at on foot, or via public transport or bicycle—you can hear about various environmental initiatives here in Egypt. Plus, of course, you’ll be able to buy some excellent used books. Maybe even some of mine….

Read more about the event here.


  1. Hey!

    Thanks for mentioning this and supporting the event!

    Hope we’ll see you there, and no one will prise anything from your warm blooded hands =)

    Best regards,
    EOE management

  2. Don’t worry, I won’t bring any of my beloveds. Those are hidden away in very sneaky places in case of bibliophile thieves.

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