Tonight, academic, novelist, and translator Elliott Colla will be joining a panel of poets, activists and scholars speaking about poetical and political freedoms at George Mason University's Fall for the Book festival. This is part of an ongoing DC-wide contribution to the Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC Project. In advance of his talk, Colla put together some memories of buying books in Cairo over the last 29 years.
A few weeks ago, Nancy Linthicum and Michele Henjum announced the launch of CairoBookStop, a site that aims to assist scholars, book lovers, book buyers, book makers, and book sellers, connecting people with books.
If you're in Cairo: On May 7, the AUC's Center for Translation Studies will host a talk on "Translating the Arab World." Then, on May 11, Kotob Khan will host a grand opening of its new bookstore.