Tel: 20 2 736 2598
Concierge.com's insider take:
Expats and locals head for this Zamalek bookstore for the latest English best sellers, translations of Middle Eastern novels, plus works on politics, art, and food. The in-house coffee shop serves a mean cappuccino and carrot cake, as well as mint tea and bread stuffed with cheese and zatar, Lebanese thyme. This is the place to pick up guidebooks and coffee-table tomes on Islamic or Pharaonic art. The media section stocks CDs and DVDs from across the Arab world.