53rd Cairo International Book Fair concludes on February 7



Mon, 07 Feb 2022 - 11:10 GMT


Mon, 07 Feb 2022 - 11:10 GMT

FILE - 53rd CIBF logo

FILE - 53rd CIBF logo

CAIRO – 7 February 2022: On February 7, the Military Music Ensemble performed during the closing of the 53rd Cairo International Book Fair, which launched on January 26 and ends on February 7.





The attendees responded to the musical excerpts that the band played for some of the famous patriotic songs.





The Higher Committee of the Cairo International Book Fair 2022, headed by Egypt’s Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem, announced that some 294,000 visitors entered the book fair grounds on Sunday, which embodies the high index of collective awareness of the importance of knowledge in the development and progression of society.





Some 1067 Egyptian, Arab and foreign publishers and agencies from 51 countries participated in the book fair.





Moreover, the 53rd Cairo International Book Fair was held at the Egypt Center for International Conventions and Exhibitions and Greece was the guest of honor.





Writer Yehia Haqi was be the main personality of the book fair. The writer Abdel Tawab Youssef was the main character of the Children’s Book Fair.





In this edition, the latest methods of technology and artificial intelligence was used. During the activities, the writer Yehia Haqi appeared with the hologram in an interactive presentation with the audience.





Also, children and children's hall-goers watched one of the stories of the late writer Abdel Tawab Youssef through using VR glasses.





An award for the Best Arab Publisher was granted for the first time during the 53rd Cairo International Book Fair  and the value of the fair’s prizes increased to L.E. 40,000 instead of L.E. 10,000 in each cultural field.





Furthermore, online sale of books was made available on the exhibition’s digital platform and delivery services are provided in cooperation with the Ministry of Communications represented by the Egyptian Post to any place inside Egypt.





The Ministry of Culture presented a large number of its publications within the "Your Culture is Your Book" initiative to provide books at affordable prices.









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