Spring Book Fair 2016
Dear library friends,
On 29 March 2016 the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo organised the very first edition of the Spring Book Fair. It turned out to be a great success!
We opened our doors at 2 pm, only to discover that the Cairo book enthusiasts would keep on coming in until we closed again at 8 pm. With the support of about 120 book fair guests, we managed to collect a smashing 6945 Egyptian pounds in total.
The proceeds of this book sale went to Khatwa, an initiative that supports Syrian students in Egypt, which was represented at the fair by Sami Al-Ahmad and Mohamad Awfa Bustani.
It was a wonderful thing to meet so many of you, and it was even more fantastic to see the first edition of this event taking place so smoothly. Keeping this in mind, we have already decided to plan another edition next year.
Thank you to all of you who supported us in this project, from nearby and afar!
All the best,
The library team
Have a look at the photo report on our Facebook page.