A new web project, CairoBookStop, aims to cull and map information about publishers and bookshops in Cairo that focus on contemporary Arabic literature.
Egypt, where book sales have fallen by 50%, has given a home to several Syrian Islamic publishers who say the faithful need them as much now as before.
Mahmoud Aboulfotouh discusses the evolution of Arabic epublishing and how the launch of several new platforms in Egypt is creating excitement in the region.
Ahdaf Soueif spoke with The Daily Beast about life in Cairo since the uprising as well as its impact on the city’s writers and bookstores.
Literary scout Simone Garzella looks at what’s selling in the the Arabic book market how the region continues to evolve amidst some troubled times.
Ongoing political uncertainty has resulted in a depressed local book market leading Egyptians to look elsewhere in the Arab world and further abroad to bolster business.
Cairo’s Lehnert & Landrock, a 65-year-old German bookstore and art gallery near Tahrir Square, may be forced to close as a result of the fall off in tourists to Egypt.
Arabia Books, celebrating its 5th anniversary, is on a mission to promote cross-cultural communication by publishing English translations of top Arabic writers.
Egyptian author Ezzat El Kamhawi has been awarded the 2012 Naguib Mahfouz Medal and $1,000 for his novel, The House of al-Deeb.
Cairo’s BookBake offers an intuitive and easy e-publishing solution that exports enhanced PDFs, apps and more, aimed not just at Arabic users, but everyone.