January 13, 2009

84. Cairo Book Fair


Cairo International Book Fair
When: 21 Jan - 2 Feb 2009 (annual)
Where: Cairo Fair Grounds

The Cairo International Book Fair at Cairo Fair Grounds is one of the leading cultural activities in the Middle East and, with over 3000 exhibitors and three million international visitors per year, the biggest in the world after Frankfurt.

The event was initially set up in 1969 with the purpose of narrowing the gap between Arabic and foreign language books - the latter outnumbering the former. Within the first few editions, it became a cultural landmark, attracting intellectuals, publishers, writers and book lovers from around the world. In addition to literature, science and intellectual book collections, there are arts events, seminars, music and discussions with world-famous guest speakers.

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