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Cairo International Book Fair starts Wednesday with Qatar publishing houses taking part


(MENAFN- Gulf Times)

The 53rd Cairo International Book Fair begins Wednesday and runs until February 7 with the participation of 1,067 publishing houses from 51 countries.
A group of Qatar publishing houses will participate in the 2022 exhibition, most notably Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) and Katara Publishing House.
Under the title 'Egypt's Identity – Culture & the Question of the Future', the fair is organised amid coronavirus (Covid-19) precautionary measures.
Late Egyptian writer and novelist Yehia Haqi was chosen as the main character of the book fair, while late writer Abdel Tawab Youssef was chosen as the main character for the Children's Book Fair.
Greece is the guest of honour of the 2022 Cairo International Book Fair.
The exhibition management announced a new award this year for the best Arab publishing house, in co-operation with the Arab Publishers Union, in addition to other prizes offered by the exhibition every year, with the results to be announced on the last day of its activities.

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