CAIRO – 12 July 2021: On July 13 at 6 p.m., Egypt’s Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem will announce the winners of the competitions held as part of the 52nd Cairo International Book Fair, organized by the General Egyptian Book Organization.
The announcement will be made in Al-Manara Exhibitions Center in the Fifth Settlement district.
Abdel Dayem confirmed the keenness of the Ministry of Culture to hold these competitions on a regular basis within the activities of the Cairo International Book Fair, which is the most important event in Arab cultural scene.
This comes within the framework of the ministry’s plan to activate the state’s development strategy by discovering talents, refining their capabilities and nurturing them.
The book fair runs until July 15, under the slogan "Reading is Life."
The 52nd Cairo International Book Fair is held under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. It is considered the largest cultural gathering in the world, with 1218 Arab and foreign publishers participating from 25 countries.
The 52nd Cairo International Book Fair launched new initiatives, including “Your Culture Is Your Book”, in addition to numerous virtual activities that were implemented through the electronic platform of the book fair.
The book fair started receiving visitors on July 1 free-of-charge from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. except for Fridays, where the operating hours are from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
During the 52nd edition of the book fair, 25 countries from four continents will participate, including seven African countries, 12 Asian countries, five European countries, in addition to USA.
The 52nd Cairo International Book Fair is held in four halls at the Egypt International Exhibitions Center on a total area of 40,000 square meters and hosts 756 pavilions. The number of publishers, as well as Egyptian and foreign official publishing entities and agencies has reached 1218, including 823 publishers and 395 agencies.