Category Archives: bookstores

Araboh.Com: Getting Serious About Making Arabic Fun

There is an article in The National about Jinanne Tabra, the young founder of Araboh.Com, who’s aiming to up the fun quotient of Arabic children’s literature. From the article: Although she was fluent in spoken Arabic, she struggled to read … Continue reading

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‘Diwan Kids’ Now Open in Zamalek

My husband has been there, and described it as “a toy store.” (Nothing against toy stores, but that was how he experienced it.) I’ll have to visit and see for myself…

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Celebrating Al-Balsam’s First Year

From an article in Al Masry Al Youm: Balsam al-Saad took a moment on 1 May to assess a momentous first year at Cairo’s only children’s bookstore, and to survey the long road ahead. Readings, drawings, singing, talks and art … Continue reading

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Day of Events to Celebrate al-Balsam’s Birthday: كل سنة وانت طيب، يا البلسم

Cairo’s first children’s bookstore—Al-Balsam Bookstore—will be celebrating its first birthday this Egyptian Labor Day. Continue reading

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Children’s Bookshop News: First-ever Opens in Dubai, One-Year Anniversary of Cairo’s

A new children’s bookstore has opened its doors in Dubai.

The shop, called كان ياما كان (Kan Ya Ma Kan, the equivalent of “Once Upon a Time”), is located at الاتحاد مول on شارع الخوانيج. Continue reading

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October Book Events for Kids (in Cairo)

For kid-oriented events at Diwan, look at their calendar (on the right side of the page) and click on the individual dates. Shorouk had some great readings for kids over the summer (especially at my favored Korba store), but I’m … Continue reading

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Where Are the Best Places to Buy (Arabic) Children’s Books in Cairo?

The top 5 places to buy children’s books in Cairo are…. Continue reading

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