Nowadays, the Cairo International book fair draws 100000+ book buyers, collectors, librarians, and booksellers from throughout the country and beyond to purchase from international and domestic exhibitors.
Launched on July 30, the event is held by the Ministry of Culture in partnership with Arabian and domestic publishers, and international institutions for popularisation and education.
The exhibition displays an array of valuable publications and archives telling stories about Human Sciences throughout four sections using advanced technology.
Meanwhile, Cairo Book Fair showcases a large number of high-quality books to meet the demand of a wide variety of readers.
The fair includes open shops and others who sell by appointment, mail, catalog, online, or at book fairs. Members offer early, modern, collectible, rare, scholarly, fine, and used books, manuscripts, ephemera, prints, maps, autographs, postcards, and photographs in a wide range of specialties.
The fair also features a series of webinars and live webcasts for writers, translators, scholars, and publishers to directly interact with readers.
For exhibitors and attendees, there are more than 100 free, on-site parking spaces surrounding the 40,300 square foot building, which is just one block off Cairo-Suze Road.
Access to the buildings of EECA, for exhibitor load-in and load-out, is excellent with wide outdoor ramps and large elevators indoors to all three levels.
Speaking to Sada Elbalad English, Tamam Ouidat, a Lebanese publisher praised the organization’s layout which allowed easy access to the pavilions, whether through the map on the platform or the guiding maps around the place, as well as the assistance provided by the volunteers deployed to guide the public and ensure that visitors adheres to the precautionary measures.
“We represented Lebanon in the 2021 Cairo International Book Fair,” the maven publisher explained.
“Today, thousands of major publishers, book distributors, and small presses gathered in one space,” Nashwa Ahmed, an executive director of Dar Elbadaal for book distribution, told SEE.