Cairo’s Civil Protection Forces recommended that the burnt El-Fagala Street building off Ramsis square be demolished, after a six-hour blaze on Monday ravaged the structure, Ahram Arabic website reported.
Firefighters managed to cool down the structure on Tuesday.
Investigations are currently underway to determine how the fire began.
A video showing the fire in the building went viral online.
The building is home to five bookshops located on the ground floor.
El-Fagala Street is well known as a commercial centre for bookshops as well as printing factories.