A prized center of Arabic language, culture, and literature in London is closing amid mounting economic and post-Brexit challenges.
An emergency fund has been opened to get quick aid to West London’s Saqi Books, a publisher and bookstore reporting severe flood damage.
The Bookseller reports that Saqi Books will be resume its English-language publishing program with plans to release as many as ten titles per year.
Lynn Gaspard of Telegram Books sees publishing as a change agent: ‘I feel I am contributing as much by publishing as by joining a political organization.’
By Oliva Snaije The 43rd Cairo International Book Fair (CIBF) has been, of course, cancelled. The CIBF was due to open January 29 and continue through February 8, with China as the guest of honor. The cancellation of the CIBF will hit the bottom line of Middle East publishers, many of whom depend on book fairs to sell the majority …