About us

The Middle East’s leading English-language academic book publisher

The American University in Cairo Press is the Middle East’s leading English-language academic book publisher. Its mission is to accurately reflect Egypt and the Middle East to a global readership in line with the main teaching and research interests of the American University in Cairo.

Drawing on an international author and editor community, the AUC Press publishes—in both digital and print formats—reviewed scholarly books, fiction (through a separate imprint hoopoefiction.com), Arabic teaching books, Egypt-focused books, and general interest publications.

AUC Press currently produces up to 50 new books each year and maintains a backlist of some 800 titles mainly for distribution worldwide through Ingram Content Group (North America) and Ingram Publisher Services UK (the rest of the world, excluding North America).

Today the AUC Press publishes books in twelve main categories:

Arabic Language Learning; Archaeology and Ancient Egypt; Architecture and the Arts; Business, Economics, and Environmental Studies; Coptic and Islamic Studies; Egypt Guidebooks; Fiction in Translation; History; Literary Criticism; Middle East Studies; Middle East Travel; and Naguib Mahfouz.