There’s a new Cairo books blog, recently launched by AUC Middle East Studies librarian Mark Muehlhaeusler, called Cairo Booklore:
It is not intended to be a systematic review of books (although I hope to write regularly about new, and noteworthy publications from/ about Egypt). It’s not meant to be a guide to bookstores in Egypt (but will include my personal reflections on bookstores that I know, and could therefore morph into something that can be used as a guide – albeit a very ideosyncratic one).Finally, it’s not a biographical dictionary (even though I would like write about the people who have devoted their lives to producing, selling, and preserving books in Egypt).
So … what I want to do is plant a seed that will grow into a celebration of book culture in Egypt,and have conceived of this effort as a collaborative one: If you have something that you would like to share, please do. Contributions in all languages are most welcome.
The blog launched on Halloween 2013, and its first bookstore profile was of the wonderful Kotob Khan and his first book-trend post was about graphic novels. Certainly one to follow.