January 29, 2024

Cairo International Book Fair: Thrives Despite Bad Weather

Cairo International Book Fair 2024 Weather

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Regardless of the rain and dropping temperatures, Cairo International Book Fair 2024 continues to attract visitors. Even on the third day of its 55th edition at Egypt International Exhibition Center in Fifth Settlement, readers of all ages flock to the fairgrounds, accompanied by their families, including children.

Consistent Attendance Schedule Amidst Weather Challenges

The fair maintains its schedule, welcoming visitors from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily, with exceptions on Thursdays and Fridays. On Thursdays, doors remain open until 9:00 PM, and on Fridays, the fair reopens after Friday prayers, extending until 9:00 PM.

Despite the inclement weather, the fair perseveres, offering an immersive literary experience to its attendees. Publishers from around the globe, totaling 1200, participate in this edition, representing a significant increase from the previous year. Seventy countries, each with diverse backgrounds, enrich the fair’s theme: “Creating Knowledge… Preserving the Word.”

Dr. Selim Hassan Honored as Icon of 55th Edition

Dr. Selim Hassan, a renowned Egyptologist, receives recognition as the symbol of Cairo International Book Fair 2024’s 55th edition. His contributions to Egyptology and the preservation of Egyptian heritage make him a fitting choice.

Dr. Selim Hassan’s work encompasses Egypt’s rich history, from prehistoric times through the ancient, middle, and Persian eras, culminating in the late Ptolemaic period. His exploration and documentation of Egypt’s past have played a significant role in shaping the nation’s identity.

The selection of Dr. Selim Hassan underscores the fair’s commitment to celebrating Egypt’s cultural heritage. Through his scholarly endeavors, he embodies the spirit of the fair’s theme, resonating with attendees as they delve into the world of literature and knowledge.

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