The fair's new dates are June 30 to July 15, the committee's statement said.
"The crowds at the KFAS booth were wild."
Taking up around half of the Hall 4, Saudi wing had something resembling a garden surrounded by neatly decorated booths. Instead of books, their stands were loaded with flowers and promotional flyers of the country's Neom project.
"Temporary" Minister of Culture Zahi Hawass (yes, Zahi Hawass) has said that the 43rd Cairo International Book Fair may yet run in May, following fairs in Riyadh, Muscat, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai. Meanwhile, AUC Press announced that they were organizing an alternative "Tahrir Book Fair" at the downtown campus.
The Ministry of Culture announced yesterday that the start of the 43rd Cairo International Book Fair would be pushed back from the 26th of January to the 29th.
Cairo's fifth annual novel conference opened this Sunday at the Opera House. And the city's book fair will begin on Jan. 26, 2010 at the rather nice Cairo International Convention Center in Nasr City, and is set to run until the 6th of Feb.