AUC Bookstores


The AUC Press today operates in Cairo five bookstores, unique for their extensive English-language selection of more than 20,000 titles, their longstanding tradition of international bookselling experience, and their professional staff.

The AUC Bookstores deliver the highest quality of services to AUC students, faculty, and staff, as well as to the wider Cairo community and travelers to Egypt.

Important Notice:

  • The AUC Bookstores, with the exception of the Tahrir branch, are temporarily closed to the public, to help limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to protect both our staff and customers.
  • The AUC Bookstores Tahrir Branch reopened 23 August 2020. Click here for more information and for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) safety guidelines.

Tahrir Bookstore

Location: AUC Tahrir Square Campus, off Tahrir Square, entrance from the corner of Kasr El Aini Street and Sheikh Rihan Street (valid photo ID required)
Hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm daily; closed Friday
Phone: (20-2) 2797 5929
The Tahrir Bookstore offers a complete selection of AUC Press publications, as well as a wide range of English-language books.



Official partner bookstore in Zamalek

Diwan Bookstore
Location: 159, 26th July St., Zamalek
Hours: 9:00am–11:30pm
Phone: (20) (0)122 2407 084; (20) (0)100 0775 760




New Cairo Textbook Store

Location: New Cairo Campus, Bartlett Plaza, Campus Center
Hours: 9:00 am–4:00 pm; closed Friday & Saturday
Phone: (20-2) 2615 1303

The New Cairo Textbook Store sells all assigned AUC textbooks and student stationery.




New Cairo Campus Shop

Location: New Cairo Campus, Campus Center, beside Food Court
Hours: 9:00 am–4:00 pm; closed Friday & Saturday
Phone: (20-2) 2615 4188

The New Cairo Campus Shop carries all AUC Press titles and offers AUC-branded gifts, AUC sportswear, school and office supplies, postcards, gift stationery, gift books, and guides.



Partner Bookstore Port Ghalib in Marsa Alam

Location: Port Ghalib Bookshop No# 66-023, Marina City Port Ghalib Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt
Hours: 10:00am–11:00pm daily
Phone: (+20 0)10 6644 4608 or (+20 0)12 2581 0085

It carries the complete AUC Press stocklist, in addition to a wide selection of titles on the Red Sea marine life, as well as diving and snorkeling guides by other publishers, in different languages, including English, German, Italian, French, and Russian.


Partner Bookstore Aboudi Bookstore

Location: 28 Karnak Temple Street, behind Luxor Temple, Luxor, Egypt
Hours: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm daily
Phone: (+0020 9) 5237 2390

Founded in 1909, they offer the largest selection in Egyptology books in Luxor, including AUC Press titles.



The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Bookshop

Location: Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Egypt
Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Sunday through Thursday; 12:00 pm to 4:00pm on Saturday; closed on Friday
Phone: (+20 3) 4839 999 Ext:1562
Fax: (+0020 3) 4820 476

The BA Bookshop provides a wide variety of products, Egyptian handicrafts, and books from well-known national and international publishers, including AUC Press, targeting both Egyptians and non-Egyptians, focusing on promoting the Library, Alexandria, and Egypt.