The 55th edition of the Cairo International Book Fair (CIBF) will conclude today.
This edition saw a record number of new book publications and a high number of books sold. The fair was also characterized by the enthusiasm of book-lovers.
Today, at the International Hall, there will be a ceremony honoring Egyptian and Arab writers who were guests of honor at the 56th session. This will be followed by a symposium on "Innovators and Awards" which will be attended by Ahmed Toson and Rami Raafat. At the Cultural Salon Hall, a discussion on "Memory of the Arts" will be held, with Ashraf Reda and Mustafa Issa as presenters. There will also be a symposium on "Challenges facing advocacy work in the digital age" which will be attended by Reda Abdel-Wajed, Abdullah Al-Najjar, Muhammad Al-Jundi, and Hisham Abdel Al-Aziz, in cooperation with the Islamic Worker League. Additionally, there will be a symposium on Arabic Narrative by Mohamed Shukri (Morocco) with Samir Mendy, Sabri Hafez, and Mohamed Meshbal (Morocco) as presenters.
In the Thought and Creativity Hall, there will be a discussion on "Youssef Kamal in Another Novel" by Mona El-Shimi, followed by a discussion on the book "Cinema and the Egyptian Soldier" by Muhammad Ali. Finally, the day will conclude with a discussion on the book "A Room That Can't Fit Two People" by the Egyptian Cultural Institutions Programme.
At the exhibition, there will be performances by the National Circus, the Tanoura Heritage Band, Angham Al-Shabab Band, and the Giza Cultural Center Choir. Artistic workshops will also be organized for children.