The 50th Cairo International Book Fair (CIBF) is scheduled to conclude its activities Tuesday، amid an expected heavy turnout from the visitors. over the few days people flocked the gates since early hours of the fair.Families spread throughout the book fair enjoying the various services and book fair’s activities presented to the public.
The 50th edition runs from January 23 to February 5th، held for the first time in the outer suburbs of the city.
The book fair open daily from 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM (Cairo local time).
Egypt’s President، Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi inaugurated on January 22 the Golden Jubilee of Cairo International Book Fair.
This came within the framework of the state’s keenness to spread awareness، culture and science، in the light of President Al-Sisi’s adoption to “Egyptian Person Building” strategy.
The annual Book Fair is attended by 169 countries representing 35 countries، with 170 Arab and foreign guests.
Among the participating countries are10 African countries، which includes Kenya، Ghana، Nigeria، 16 countries from Asia، 7 from Europe and 2 Americas.
The fairground has moved from the fairground in Nasr City to the Egypt International Exhibition Center in the Tagamoa El-Khamis، in the suburb of New Cairo.
Inas Abdel-Dayem، Egypt's culture minister، said that this golden jubilee edition will be an "exceptional" new shift for the fair.
The new venue covers 45،000 square metres، housing 1273 publishers will participate in the book fair، including 748 Egyptian publishers، and 525 agencies.
Moreover، nearly 62 Egyptian publishing houses participates in the Book Fair for the first time، in addition to at least 23 Arab and foreign publishing houses will participate in the book fair for the first time.
In this edition، CIBF compromises of 723 pavilions.
Moreover، at least 2800 writers، critics، and poet participates in cultural events.
The Book Fair holds 419 cultural events، and 144 artistic events، 234 events dedicated to children، and 600 signing parties.