Wednesday, February 2, 2011

News out of Egypt

The political turmoil in Egypt is having an impact on its book industry, its writers and its libraries. Here are some of the news reports:

The Cairo Book fair, which was due to start on January 29, has been cancelled {source LATimes}.

The International Publishers Association has reported that its vice president "is under attack, physically," and that people on th street are defending him. Bulletins are being posted on Twitter @ipasecretary {source Publishers Marketplace}

The Guardian is reporting that Alexandria youth 'protecting library from looters'

GalleyCat shares how Writers in Egypt Can Beat the Internet Shutdown

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