About 700 publishers will participate in the 52nd edition of the Cairo International Book Fair.
The 2021 fair will be held under the slogan “In Reading is Life”, and will take place from 30 June to 15 July.
Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem confirmed that Egypt will increase the number of exhibition’s days, in order to support the book and publishing industry.
The minister stressed that the fair will adhere to all precautionary measures against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in addition to applying the electronic reservation system to facilitate exhibition visitors.
She also issued directives to launch the “Your Culture is Your Book” initiative during the fair, which includes hundreds of books from different publishing houses, with all books under this initiative EGP 20 or below
Electronic reservation to attend the event will be available through the official website, to determine the numbers of entries and exits. This aims to prevent congestion at the gates, as is the case with major international exhibitions and fairs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s Fair will honour late Egyptian writer Yehia Haqqi, who is considered the father of the short story in Egypt and one of the pioneers of the contemporary short story format in the Arab world.