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.
Pamphleteering, propaganda and agit-prop have long been a part of the publishing process. It’s here to stay. But how far should publishers go in their activism?
After being cancelled last year, the Cairo International Book Fair is back, with Tunisia, the country that sparked the Arab Spring, as guest of honor.