Norway to guest: What we know about Cairo International Book Fair 2024

Ahram Online , Sunday 14 Jan 2024

The 55th edition of the Cairo International Book Fair will feature over 550 events, 5,250 exhibitors, and Norway as the guest country, according to Egypt’s Ministry of Culture and General Egyptian Book Organization on Sunday.

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In a joint press conference held on Sunday in Cairo, the bodies unveiled the most important details about the 2024 edition of the Cairo International Book Fair.

  • Location: Egypt International Exhibition Centre in New Cairo.
  • Dates: 25 January – 6 February
  • Times: The fair will run 10am-8pm everyday, except Thursday and Friday when it will close at 9pm.
  • Ticketing: EGP 5. Tickets can booked on the fair's official website (tickets will still be available at the door).
  • Size: Five exhibition halls spanning 80,000 square metres
  • Participants: 1,200 publishing houses from 70 countries, and a total of 5,250 exhibitors
  • Guest country: Norway.
  • Person of the Year: Egyptologist Salim Hassan
  • Person of the Year, Children’s Book Fair: Children's book novelist Yaqub Sharuni
  • Programme: 500 events, held over the course of the fair
  • Getting there: The Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport and the Public Transport Authority, allocated 11 bus lines to and from the fair’s venue. These lines originate from various areas of Cairo, with 115 vehicles operating at an average frequency of 20 minutes.
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