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Many local universities, libraries and bookshops will be joining hands with EUNIC in promoting the Europe Readr digital platform. A pop-up library will be set up under the treetops of the Misr Public Library gardens. A series of interdisciplinary workshops on sustainable lifestyle will be carried out.

On 26 July, the Library under the Treetops was launched in the Heliopolis Botanical Garden of the University of Cairo. More than 200 books in Arabic, English, Italian, German and French are available to visitors until the end of September, when the Library is moving to the Misr Public Library Park, also in Cairo.

In the shade of the trees of the Botanical Garden, visitors can lounge on a unique furniture made from completely natural materials and enjoy reading a varied selection of books. By scanning the QR code, they can easily access the Europe Readr digital library.

The Library was opened by Mateja Prevolšek, Slovenian Ambassador to Egypt, and by Helmy Abouleish, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Heliopolis University and Director of the SEKEM Initiative, who highlighted the vital importance of reading culture. The cultural part of the programme featured a performance by Trio Cairo, which was followed by a reading from the book The Little Prince.

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Picture Books

A book without words, but with a clear ethical intention that is worth discovering.

Andreia Brites, Os meus Livros magazine, 2010