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.