The Bibliotheca Alexandrina announced on Wednesday the inauguration of the 15th Alexandria International Book Fair from 25 March 25 – 7 April.
The Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Mustafa el-Feky, stated in a press release that the book fair will host more than 50 publishing houses from across the country.
El-Feky stated that the book fair will host extensions for four Arab countries, including Kuwait, the UAE, Syria, and Palestine.
The fair will also host sections for several governmental institutions, including the ministry of antiquities, the National Council for Mental Health, and the National Centre for Translation.
Moreover, El-Feky added that the fair will create a platform of several cultural activities for all family members.
“It will be more of a cultural festival for literature lovers, not only in Alexandria in particular, but also Egypt and the Middle East,” he stated, according to state owned media newspaper, Al-Ahram.
The cultural programme contains 14 workshops for children throughout the fair days, including telling stories, painting, and writing workshops.
As for the seminars, the fair will organise a special lecture presented by former Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosni.