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‘We’re Trying To Be as Price-Conscious as We Can’
The 54th Cairo International Book Fair opened to the public on January 26th against a backdrop of a plunging currency, an inflation rate of more than 20 percent, and an added concern for publishers: the price of imported paper has skyrocketed.
But beside signs advertising discounts on books from 20 to 75 percent, the country’s financial crisis wasn’t outwardly apparent at the book fair. More than 1,000 publishers from 53 countries were part of the fair, with Jordan as guest of honor…Click here to read full article