"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.
Other bookshops offering summer discounts include Alef Bookstores and El Kotob Khan. And if you're World Cup-obsessed, don't forget that there are lots of great books about kora: I saw … Continue reading AUC Press Also Offers Big Summer Sale, Celebration (in Cairo)
I'm currently reading Orhan Pamuk's gorgeous Museum of Innocence (in English). I've taken it out from the library, thank goodness, so I was a little stunned when I flipped the … Continue reading Egypt’s Most Expensive Book