Tahrir Book Fair Closes Early Friday

Photo from http://allgreenislamic.blogspot.com

The Tahrir book fair—which experienced disappointing sales on its first day—closed early today because of the demonstrations in Midan Tahrir.

The fair was opened yesterday by culture minister Emad Aboghazy, and was set to run through April 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the AUC Campus. Entrance is free with a valid photo ID.

Blogger Amin Salleh, or “All Green Islamic,” blogged about the fair today in Malay. He has also published a number of excellent photos, which show that the Tahrir fair is not nearly as crowded as the annual Cairo International Book Fair.

Some mixed reviews, but generally positive:

@bookspot
The Tahrir Book Fair has closed for today. We’ll be back tomorrow from 10am-6pm in shaa Allah. Hope to see you then!:-)

@MahyAshy:
Just got back from an unexpected marvelous day. #Tahrir book fair is brilliant. Got books and had so much fun. #AUC #Egypt #TahrirBookFair

Photo from http://allgreenislamic.blogspot.com

@RadwaElShami
The AUC Tahrir Book Fair: A beautiful sight: Wooden stands in green gardens, a booth that is spacious and not overcrowded.

@RadwaElShami
AUC Tahrir Book Fair: Lebanon, Diwan, Shorouk, Akhbar El Youm, AUC Press itself, & more that I cannot recall. Books r mostly translations.

@RadwaElShami
AUC Tahrir Book Fair: A medley of nationalities, a somewhat limited range of books, but definitely a consolation.

@RadwaElShami
AUC Tahrir Book Fair: A medley of nationalities, a somewhat limited range of books, but definitely a consolation.

@AlBalsam
Tahrir Book Fair at AUC Downtown: refreshing weather, sun & a wide variety of publishers and bookstores. See you there 10 to 6 until Sunday!

@SarahDorra
Just left #AUC #Tahrir Book Fair! They have used books, as well. Got Shake’s Collected works 4 20LE & a Prince Caspian 4 5LE!

@diptychal
The weather is great. Lots of great booths, books, trinkets, music. Come down to the #AUC downtown campus for the #tahrir book fair.

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