The fair, which opens on 23 January, will not close for the second anniversary of the revolution, according to the organisers.
The person who will inaugurate the 44th Cairo International Book Fair on 23 January has yet to be determined, but is likely to be President Mohamed Morsi, according to the director of the hosting General Egyptian Book Organisation (GEBO).
The 44th Cairo International Book Fair (CIBF) will be held from 23 January to 5 February at the fair ground in Nasr City, with the expected participation of 25 countries, including 17 Arab countries. Libya is this year's guest of honour.
Megahed said that the book-selling section of the fair will continue as normal, but that the cultural and artistic activities will be reduced to half their normal level on that day.