Q8Books is Coming Back

Post by Fajer Ahmed


A lot of people think that bookstores won’t survive, I beg to differ! Yes a lot of bookstores are losing money but I think bookstores can be a beautiful thing if they are part of the community, and Q8books was. We had book clubs, writing clubs, writing workshops, kids reading, writing competitions and more practically on a daily basis. So we are all very sad that Bayt Lothan, the generous place that provided us and other young creatives a home closed down last month.

Luckily though, DAI (Dar Al Athar Alislamiyah) is becoming the new trendy place for creatives to go to and they have been generous enough to provide us and our community with a space.

Their Yarmouk cultural center is super cool with plenty of state of the art facilities, a museum gift shop (with lovely books and gorgeous accessories), a beautiful theater, a library, an exhibition hall and so on.

Q8books will be opening at 6pm on April the 23rd (World Book Day) and we would love to see you there. Please come and show your support. Just say hi to our hard working team that wants to make a difference in Kuwait.

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13 comments, add your own...

  1. Babaganoush says:

    This is great news. Keep it up guys!

  2. David Hanners says:

    Excellent news!

  3. Cajie says:

    Good for q8books.
    But bookstores as a physical place. Yeah. That is definitely a thing of the past. Much like a CD/Cassette shop.

  4. Ahmed says:

    I prefer ebooks myself.

  5. Fatima says:

    That’s great news! Kudos to the entire q8books team!

  6. Una Barras-Hargan says:

    Yay! Will tell everyone. Do you need any help with anything?

  7. Ahmed says:

    I feel bad for not visiting your store when you were in Salmiya, And now, it’ll be impossible for me to visit when you’ve moved to Yarmouk. Good luck to your store regardless.

  8. Eman says:

    This is such a great news! I’ve been following Q8Books ever since it started from Kuwait City to Salmiya. All the very best!!!

  9. Quintin says:

    Yarmouk Cultural Center is beautiful! I love the feeling of it on the inside :)

  10. djeli says:

    I shudder at the words ‘trendy’ and ‘creatives’ and it’s a big reason I stopped coming when it moved to Bayth Lothan. The spirit of the neighbourhood book store was unalterably changed with the change in clientele… I couldn’t stomach that much lack of soul. Still, I wish you luck.

    • Farah says:

      How does clientele change for a bookstore? People who go there want to buy/read books regardless of where the bookstore is situated. Don’t be so uptight, man.

  11. Jacob says:

    I will be there! It is quite interesting to follow a bookstore around!:)- Good luck to the Q8bookstore team.

  12. Sossy says:

    Yay! I’m excited. I’m about to run out of books to read. I bought tons when y’all had your sale and now I read every night. Can’t wait to check it out. Can I donate the books I bought back to you? lol. I don’t know what to do with them.

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