S&S Bookstore

Post by Mark

S&S is a small bookstore in the basement of Laila Gallery. It’s not new, it’s been there for a few years but I was surprised to still see it open when I passed by Laila Gallery recently. I thought I had posted about the store before but turns out I hadn’t so I decided I’d post about them now. They mostly carry children’s books and school books as well as some educational toys.

They’re located in the corner of the basement of Laila Gallery in Salmiya and their opening hours are Sunday to Thursday 9AM to 1PM and then again 5PM to 10PM. On Fridays they’re open only from 12:30PM to 4:30PM and on Saturday 5PM to 10PM. Their instagram account is @SandSBookstore.

I heard the Kuwait Bookshop that was in the basement of Muthana Complex in the city moved to Hawalli. So need to also check that place out if I can find it.


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5 comments, add your own...


  1. Jacob says:

    There was a mention somewhere that Saeed & Samir is the oldest bookstore in Kuwait selling English language books and in continuous operation. Does anyone know if this is indeed true?

  2. Jay says:

    Wow! All these book store must be encouraged!

  3. Ahmed says:

    Last time I was there (which was some years ago), I got some DC Comics trade volumes and it was the most unexpected, most surprising and most exciting time ever for me, because at the time, such a thing was rare for me to find in Kuwait.

  4. Nia says:

    This place is amazing!
    Their book selection is fantastic.
    They’ve also got the biggest selection of Melissa and Doug toys I’ve seen in Kuwait and they are priced around what you would pay in the US (not insanely marked up like some items in Kuwait).
    This is my go to place for birthdays and Christmas!

  5. mpostp says:

    Mark if you find Kuwait Bookshop location do let us know…
    ..its been years since visiting that place when it was in Muthana Complex… also is there anything relevant in Muthana Complex these days..


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