50s to 90s Mags & Books

Al-Manara Bookshop

While prepping for my previous post on Pinot, I was going through some old emails and found one where he sent me photos of the old Al-Manara Bookshop that was located in Salmiya next to The Video Club.

Al-Manara was a fairly popular bookstore but there aren’t any photos of it available online. It’s one of those places you never thought about photographing and eventually it’s gone. The photos were taken on March 28, 2008 with a Nikon Coolpix P1.

via Pinot

11 replies on “Al-Manara Bookshop”

Hi I used to go there so many times during years 1994 to 1996 and went from 1998 to 2000. Do you remember what was the owner name? Or what happened to the store now?

I remember going there several times as a kid, the bookstore wasn’t very organized but a gold mine for booklovers, brings back wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing Mark!

I think it’s just because that we all believed that they’ll always be there just like all of those places that are gone. That’s why I started taking pictures of everything- every shop I visit, every place I like

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