Cairo Shopping

Abd El-Zaher Bookstore

  • 31 Shar'a al-Sheikh Mohemmed Abdu Map It
  • Islamic Cairo North
  • Books/Stationery

Published 02/23/2016

Fodor's Review

This is the last working bookbinding company in Cairo. It's been open since 1936, and no political assasination, upheaval, or revolution can shut it down. It's worth visiting to buy a beautifully leather-bound and gilt-decorated diary, sketchbook, or photo album, all of which are meticulously produced by hand. These skills are rare in the 21st century. What better place to buy a blank trip journal where you can record your thoughts? Abd El-Zahar will also bind your books or albums for you but require around 10 days turnaround.

Shopping Information

Address:

31 Shar'a al-Sheikh Mohemmed Abdu, Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

Map It

Phone:

02-2511–8041

Published 02/23/2016

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