The Head of the Egyptian General Book Authority Ahmed Bahey-Eddin announced that the number of visitors to the 54th Cairo International Book Fair on Saturday reached over 481,000, with 2,878,475 visitors in total across 10 days.
Bahey-Eddin noted the keenness of citizens to visit the fair and its activities, in addition to acquiring books, especially from the authority’s pavilions which witnessed great demand, and the number of copies sold reached more than 103,000 copies during the past days.
The exhibition witnesses many artistic and cultural events, within the program of cultural activities accompanying the fair, in addition to the activities of the vocational program, and activities for children in Hall 5 of the exhibition.
The CIBF opens its doors to the public daily from 10 am to eight pm starting from January 26 to February 6, except for Thursday and Friday which will extend from 10 am until nine pm.
Jordan participates in the 54th session as a guest of honor, with late writer Salah Jahin as the personality honored this year by the fair.
Children’s writer Kamel Kilani is honored during the Children’s Fair as a pioneer of children’s literature, not only in Egypt but the Arab world in general.