Cairo’s Kotob Khan Bookstore does far more than merely sell books: it serves as a community center, a gathering place — and now it’s a publisher as well.
It is clear Egyptian and other Arab publishers are beginning to exercise their new freedoms. Many hope their example will inspire a transformation of Arabic publishing
Syria’s Rafik Shami is one of the world’s leading Arab writers. He’s now launched a new press to bring new Arabic voices to the attention of English-language readers.