Trade fairs cairo appointments from september 2020. Cairo international book fair simple english wikipedia. Sharjah international book fair all set to participate in. The news seems to be that the fair will open on the 22nd24th, close on the 2526, reopen on the 27th and run through the 7th of february. The cairo international book fair is the largest and oldest book fair in the arab world, held every year in the last week of january in cairo, egypt, at the cairo international fair grounds in madinat nasr. The cairo book fair, once a major event in the egyptian publishing calendar, is still trying to reclaim some of its past importance. The 49th edition of the cairo international book fair cibf will begin on january 27 and will run until february 10 at the nasr city fair grounds. Egyptian tourism authority cairo international book fair. Cairo international book fair 5 min read excerpt from the latest kayfa ta release. Egypt, 2015 czechgerman writer milena oda visits with her egyptian colleague khaled mekawy the cairo. Umar ryads book presentation and signing during the book fair in cairo february 1, 2015. The 64th cairo book fair began on wednesday 28 january and will continue until 12 february. Cairo international fair 2021 cairo industrial fairs.
The cairo international book fair has been postponed to february by the minister of culture to avoid coinciding with the 25 of january. Cibf is the arab worlds oldest and largest book fair, and in recent years it has drawn over one million visitors each year. But abou alhamd wasnt selling books, and nor is he just a bookseller. The fair is considered the most important event in the arabic publishing world. If you havent been to the cairo international book fair yet held annually at the nasr city fairgrounds map during the last week of january and spilling into the first week of february you should check it out. People browse books at book stands at cairo international book fair in cairo, egypt, on jan. The kingdom of saudi arabia has been chosen as the guest of honor at the 46th session of the cairo international book fair 2015, according to the general egyptian book organization gebo, the. Publishers, writers watch from behind bars as cairo book. Kfas and 1001 inventions present the arabic book on the inspiring life of ibn alhaytham.
The first book fair in 1969 came with the celebration of the 1,000th birthday of cairo. The fair, which was cancelled in 2011 because of the 25 january revolution, now has to compete with two other book fairs in the region, in sharjah in november and in abu dhabi in april. Cairo international book fair to kick off on 28 january. Cairo book fair officially opened to visitors after. Cluster mapping initiative is part of clusters mandate for critical engagement in the city and public space through urban research, programs and design interventions. Cairo international book fair 2018 opens with a busy. This is why the concept of making a new fair each year became so. A dispatch from the cairo international book fair al. If you know trade fairs in cairo that are not listed, you can transmit them to us via announce new trade fair our team will update them in a timely manner to promote these fairs as well.
The details of the fair were announced in a press conference on wednesday, january 10. Cairo international book fair will screen a total of 11 films at the cinema hall during their artistic and cultural events in collaboration with the egyptian film center, alexandria short film festival, and general organization of culture places. It is managed by the general egyptian book organization, a stateowned publisher and book retailer association. Mar 2, 2018 the 49th annual cairo international book fair took place between jan. Thousands find informal gigs at cairo international book fair.
Elder of ziyon reports that egyptians were upset at the visit of the israel ambassador to egypt, david govrin, with an aide. Cairo by chris womersley meet your next favorite book. The cairo international book fair cibf is the largest and longestrunning book fair in the arab states, as well as one of the worlds biggest bookrelated events. In 2006 it was the second largest book fair in the world after the frankfurt book fair. The bigger bookshop chains in egypt do a standup job of catering to cairene needs, but outside of the diwans, the alefs and. Schedule of trade fairs with current 30 trade fairs in cairo. Antisemitism plagues the cairo book fair point of no. In addtition to presenting the arabic edition of the. The cairo book fair is a laboratory of antisemitism in egypt, and reflects the strength of feeling against israel. April 2 september, 2015 street in cairo was one of the most popular attractions on the midway of the worlds columbian exposition, held just a block from the university of chicago campus in 1893.
Of course also other interesting trade fairs can take place in cairo, which are not yet known to us. The golden jubilee of cairo international book fair, set to be held in ard elmaared, nasr city, in 2019, has chosen the arab league as the guest of honor of the book fair. The sharjah international book fair,sibf, an affiliate of the sharjah book authority, sba, is gearing up to participate in the 46th edition of the cairo international book fair, set to begin this coming wednesday with saudi arabia participating as the guest of honour. Umar ryads book presentation and signing during the book. Video by randa ali subscribe to ahram onlines youtube channel for the latest news, features and arts. Cairo international book fair will be open on 28 january with participation by 850 publishers, and a books database for the first time mohammed saad, wednesday 21 jan 2015. Cairo book fair 108 books meet your next favorite book. Behind the face of the internationally renowned fair, there is an informal economy based on. It is located on salah salem street in front of the cairo international fair ground, one of the most important commercial and administrative centers of cairo. Afterwards, the fair became a major market for publishers. The fairground in nasr city and the general organisation of the fair also. Children celebrate ibn alhaytham at the cairo book fair.
This applies in particular to defamatory, racist, personal, or irrelevant comments or comments. Boutros boutrosghali, the first arab and african secretarygeneral of the united nations from 1992 to 1996, has donated his library of books and papers to the american university in cairo, offering a rare glimpse into the elder statesmans life. I predict that the book will show up in any number of shortlists. The 49th round of egypts cairo international book fair cibf was officially opened to visitors on saturday, with algeria as the guest of honor this year.
It is held every year in the last week of january in cairo, egypt, at the cairo. Main features of 50th cairo international book fair. Feb 6, 2020 with a record 900 publishers participating and a massive turnout of 3. During a stroll through the cairo international book fairs used books section, we came across essam abou alhamd, a bookseller from nabi daniel street, the largest secondhand books market in alexandria. A historic meeting place and one of the biggest book fairs in africa and the middle east, it is an event where one can take the pulse of. Cairo book fair introduces greek books translated into arabic and vice versa by maydaa nadar both the greek and arabic cultures are in possession of very rich gct team february 18, 2020. Six awesome independent bookshops in cairo as with any genre, lets say, of shopping in cairo, buying books be it for school, for pleasure or to satisfy that irrational love of newbooksmell comes with its joys and its challenges. Cairo book fair abandoned amid unrest books the guardian. At first, it was only in arabic, but later, publishers from all over the world started. And now, the us has shut down its booth at the fair in protest against books like mein kampf and the international jew being on sale. From the 27th of january through the 10th of february, the 47th annual cairo international book fair will take place at the cairo international convention center in nasr city. A day at the cairo book fair last year it had four million visitors some just to enjoy a moments tranquility in the busy city. Cairo events and festivals 2014 2015 cairo, egypt although many of the festivals are islamic religious in nature, cairo is also noted for its international book and film festivals, promoting new writers and directors from the region.
The 47th edition of the cairo international book fair began on january 27 and will continue through february 10. As part of its 40 th anniversary, the kuwait foundation for the advancement of science kfas and 1001 inventions launched today 1001 inventions and the world of ibn alhaytham show at the cairo international book fair. Twentyseven countries, including 17 arab countries and 10 foreign countries will participate in the 49th cairo international book fair, which will run from january 27 to february 10. Haitham alhaj ali, chairman of the general egyptian book organization, has called the fair the largest in the world in terms of turnout, with 3. Nahdet misr group presents a variety of its newest books and publications during this years round of cairo international book fair on january 26, 2017 0 comments nahdet misr group is launching a number of its latest books and publications at egypts most iconic annual cultural event cairo international book fair. Cairo is a most interesting departure for melbourne author chris womersley.
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. Nahdet misr group presents a variety of its newest books. Authors, publishers and booksellers call for international support we, the undersigned representatives of the global book industry urge governments all over the world to recognize, support and celebrate the importance of books, learning solutions, and professional and scholarly content by adopting economic stimulus packages to sustain their respective. But it has also been criticized by free speech advocates for banning some controversial titles and excluding a number of publishers. In submitting this comment, the reader accepts the following terms and conditions. Cairo book fair with the writer milena oda youtube. The fairs 94,715 visitors could take part in no less than 3,694 programs points, a new. The annual cairo book fair, due to have been held this week, has been abandoned, with many foreign exhibitors left stranded after failing to secure flights to take them out of the country.
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. It is the largest book fair in the arab world, as well as the oldest. The cairo international book fair is one of the biggest book fairs in the world with hundreds of book sellers and about two million visitors every year. Also, great writer and ex minister of culture, tharwat okasha, and late great writer soheir alkalamawi are set to be figures of the year in the 50th.
The 46th cairo international book fair runs from 28 january to 12 february 2015. The south african book fair and nigerian international book fair are well attended by both trade and public. The cairo international book fair is the largest and oldest book fair in the arab world, held every year in the last week of january in cairo, egypt, at egypt international exhibitions center in new cairo, almosheer axis, it is organised by the general egyptian book organisation. This initiative aims at the documentation and analysis of tangible and intangible urban elements, and establishing a reliable archive available to researchers, designers and policy makers, and accessible to engaged citizens. This year promises variety, as 848 publishers from 27 countries will be taking place in the fair. The time has come for egyptian bookworms to rejoice. Cairo international book fair to open on 28 january. Cairo international book fair to kick off on 28 january daily news egypt. The 49th cairo international book fair opened to the public on saturday with a very busy calendar that includes debates, round tables, art galleries, workshops, and, for the first time, a cinema.89 1078 774 1346 727 265 920 135 685 230 954 1519 1057 897 644 1164 1092 984 34 1388 340 7 620 190 568 1279 1429 1289 1492 838 1260 168 452