Cairo International Book Fair Opens to Public Next Wednesday

by nevine

The 54th edition of the Cairo International Book Fair will kick off on Wednesday and run until February 6 with the participation of 1,047 publishers.

As many as 1,047 publishers representing 53 countries are participating in the fair, which will witness various cultural activities. Also, Jordan is taking part in this edition and will be this year’s guest of honor.

Between 1984 and 2019, the fair was held at the Cairo International Fair Zone in Nasr City but has now moved to a more spacious and better-equipped International Exhibition Centre in New Cairo.

The fair administration launched an e-application to help customers and book lovers access all available services at the Book Fair and learn about the latest news and events.

The late Egyptian poet Salah Jaheen will be the personality of the year, while Egyptian writer Kamel Kilani, who has pioneered children’s literature across the Arab world, will be the personality of the year at the children’s exhibition.

Inaugurated in 1969 and organized by the General Egyptian Book Organization, the Cairo International Book Fair is one of the largest in the world and the oldest in the Arab world, bringing hundreds of booksellers locally and worldwide.

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