Fodor's Expert Review Abd El-Zaher Bookstore

Islamic Cairo North: al-Husayn Mosque to Bab al-Futuh Books/Stationery Fodor's Choice

This is the last working bookbinding company in Cairo. It's been open since 1936, and no political assassination, 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.

Books/Stationery Historical Fodor's Choice

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

02-2511–8041

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