Lehnert & Landrock Cairo

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Lehnert & Landrock – More museum than bookshop

Lehnert and Landrock is a book and photography museum about north Africa, not just a bookshop. At least that is the impression everybody gets when they first visit this place.

I always find what I am looking for — every time I visit the bookshop, I pick up an item that represents the ancient or modern Egyptian art, for me or even to gift to  my foreign friends, since it’s not only books that can be found there, but also a collection of small and large gifts, accessories, wood carved Christmas gifts, signs, postcards, notebooks and magnetic souvenirs as well.

Lehnert and Landrock is the oldest bookshop established by foreigners (Lehnert and Landrock) not only in Egypt, but also in Africa. Books here are written in Arabic, English, French and German, and are about North African countries generally and Egypt and Tunisia specifically, in the early years of the twentieth century.

Lehnert and Landrock also offers a countless numbers of black and white photographs of Egypt taken by Lehnert from about 100 years ago.

I really loved a unique collection titled “postcards form the past”, which included black & white postcards featuring some Egyptian spots that cannot be found anymore.

Each book, photo or handmade accessory I get from Lehnert & Landrock is a unique work of art.

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Details about this spot



36 Abd-Alkhalik Sarwat,1st. Floor., Cairo

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Opening Times

10:00 - 01:00 daily


Old souvenir: LE 100

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)