Arts & Culture

Attention All Book Lovers: Egypt’s Largest Book Festival Has Launched!

Attention All Book Lovers: Egypt’s Largest Book Festival Has Launched!

book

By Leena ElDeeb, Daily News Egypt

Readers all over Egypt and various parts of the world are looking forward to the annual Cairo International Book Fair taking place in the International Fairgrounds starting from 28 January to 12 February.

The organisers of the 46th book fair, the General Egyptian Book Organization (GEBO), announced that they’re showcasing 70,000 books, and 740 publications from 29 different countries.

There is going to be a little difference in the scheme of this year’s book fair; a three-day professional programme is taking place from 29 to 31 January. This programme aims to bring together writers and publishers from around the globe.

This year’s guest of honour is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, whereas the character of this year’s book fair is Muhammed Abduh (1849 – 1905); the famous Islamic scholar who is renowned for having said: “I went to the West and saw Islam, but no Muslims; I got back to the East and saw Muslims, but no Islam.”

The annual book fair has been taking place since 1969, in the Fair Zone located in Nasr City, which has the biggest fairgrounds in Cairo. Traditionally, the Cairo International Book Fair is organised during the winter break.

#MasrZaman: Rare Photographs From A More Peaceful, Beautiful Egypt
The Struggle Of Returning A Stranger In Your Own Home

Subscribe to our newsletter


Arts & Culture
@DailyNewsEgypt

Daily News Egypt is a completely independent news provider for Egypt and the wider MENA region.

More in Arts & Culture

amr-diab

‘No Veiled Women Allowed’ at Upcoming Amr Diab Concert in Egypt

Daily News EgyptDecember 4, 2016
14086320_1093692857379993_5639455455839658167_o

Egypt Sexual Harasssment Documentary Wins Award at San Francisco Arab Film Festival

Egyptian StreetsDecember 4, 2016
temple-singer-with-scan_-trustees-of-the-british-museum

‘Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives’ Reveals Secrets of Mummies Like Never Before

Mohamed KhairatDecember 1, 2016
abdelaziz

Egyptian Actor Mahmoud Abdel Aziz Dies at 70

Egyptian StreetsNovember 13, 2016
14971986_10155271537013484_624304693_n

Hamza Namira is Back

Tine LaventNovember 10, 2016
Ati Metwaly after receiving an award for her story 'Music against all odds' published in Al Ahram Weekly in November 2015. (Photo: CNN African Journalist Award's website)

Egyptian Journalist Wins CNN African Journalist Award

Aya NaderOctober 17, 2016
pablo-artifact-mummy-mask

French-Egyptian Citizen Returns Golden Mummy Mask to Egypt

Egyptian StreetsOctober 6, 2016
mohamed khan

Art-House Theater Zawya to Honor Late Egyptian Filmmaker Mohamed Khan in Six-Day Film Screening

Egyptian StreetsOctober 3, 2016
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2016 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.