American University in Cairo Press

The AUC Press publishes annually up to 100 wide-ranging academic texts and general interest books on ancient and modern Egypt and the Middle East, as well as Arabic literature in translation, for distribution worldwide, and maintains a backlist of more than 1500 high-quality scholarly, literary, and general interest publications.

Through its bookstores and distributors in Egypt and abroad, the AUC Press sells more than 500,000 books every year and licenses foreign editions of Arab writers in 40 languages, including the works of the late Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, and international bestseller Alaa Al Aswany.

Today the AUC Press publishes books in eight main categories:

  • Arabic Literature in Translation
  • Archaeology and Ancient Egypt
  • Architecture and the Arts
  • History and Biography
  • Language Studies
  • Politics, Economics, and Social Issues
  • Religious Studies
  • Travel Literature and Guidebooks
Catalog Datesort icon