From: Mark LeVine <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999
Subject: Sum: Arabic Bookstores
To: [log in to unmask]
Many months ago I posted a query regarding sources for ordering Arabic
language books on the Web. Many of you responded, and I have finally
the time to compile the responses. Thanks to all who responded, & I
this list is helpful to others. Comments are from the people who sent
responses. I have not been in touch with the stores myself yet.
Center for Near Eastern Studies
New York University
LIST OF ONLINE SOURCES FOR PURCHASING ARABIC LANGUAGE BOOKS
1. Bousani's in cairo at <[log in to unmask]>
2. Kazi Publications, Inc., at: http:\\www.kazi.org\
3. International Book Centre
2007 Laurel Drive
PO Box 295
Troy, Michigan 48099-0285
Be sure to ask for their "middle eastern catalog"
They have all kinds of interesting things-including educational
Good selection of reference material.
4. Islamic Book Service
2622 E. Main Street
Plainfield, IN 462668
Mostly Islamic, but interesting to check out. They don't always have
things they advertise in stock, but worth getting their catalog,
5. World of Reading
They will send you a catalog from their site. They have many
Prices not great, but they have a program (computer) called "Talk
Now!" It is
not bad. Quite useful in aiding in vocabulary, actually.
They will send you a catalog from their site. This is actually my
catalog and place to order. They have a great selection and it they
usually their prices are better than the others.
Doesn't have a catalog. Excellent support. Willing to help you
with just about anything pertaining to Arabic language--including
classes. Sells many videos (disney) that are in Arabic the other
sell. They also have a program (book and audio tapes) that is for
"Classical Arabic", quite expensive, but pretty good.
8. Sound Vision
Haven't actually ordered from this one (all the ones so far I have
from personally). They just sent me their catalog--guess I got on one
those mailing lists. It has many things the others don't have though.
9. Another one I haven't ordered from but has a great selection of
I think that is the correct address. They don't really have language
programs, but once you have some knowledge you may want to investigate
10. Joppa Books, Ltd. http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/joppa
where you will be able to view all our current lists. In addition we
shortly have all our stock on line, where you will be able to find
texts in English and Arabic on the Near and Middle East.
>From our web site you will be able to choose to receive any list
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA or SUBJECT. SUBJECT lists, however, are sent only
11. Leila Books, Cairo, Egypt is the vendor that supply Arabic books
serials to the Library of Congress and all the Universities Library in
States, Europe and Japan.
* Visiting Address:
Office: 39 Kasr El Nil Str.-Office 12, Cairo, Egypt;
Tel.: 3924475-3934402-3507399; Fax: (00202) 3924475;
Bookshop: 17 Gawad Hossny St., Cairo, Egypt;
E-mail: [log in to unmask]; http://www.leila-books.com;
* Postal Address: P.O.Box 31 Daher, 11271 Cairo, Egypt.
12. Daff & Raff books at <[log in to unmask]>
or visit the Web Site www.daffraff.com.
13. There's a really good bookstore online, which I've used a number
They carry both modern and classical material. They're very efficient
prices are incredibly low. Shipping however can get a little pricey.
the link below: www.almaktabah.com
14. Catherine @ Alain Bittar
The Arabic Bookshop "l'Olivier"
5 rue de Fribourg
1201 Geneva - Switzerland.
We are not completely on line but are able to help you through
home page : www.arabooks.ch
E-mail : [log in to unmask]
Phone : 00 41 22 731 84 40
Fax : 00 41 22 731 82 80
17. I have had good experience ordering from Dar al-Kitab al-Arabi,
does have a web site. Unfortunately, however, the web site is not
up-to-date, so I frequently call to ask about new items in stock.
toll-free number is 1-888-88kitab. They specialize in religious books
order from Beirut.
18. I was recently in Paris and the proprietor of Makatabat Ibn Sina /
Librairie Avicenne said that they would take orders by phone or email.
think they have a web site, but am not certain. I know they have an
address, but unfortunately I cannot locate it at the moment.
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