Cravings for good literature is normal for all the bibliophiles. One must have to satisfy the need of reading good literature. You can find the name and description of outstanding books, but it is frustrating to find the exact book around your city.
Dubai has a lot of bookstores that can satisfy all the needs of reading good literature. There are mega stores and the hidden second-hand book shops. In places like Port De La Mer Dubai Apartments and Deira, there are mega book stores, as well as second-hand book shops.
If the price of any book is high and you can not afford it, then it is recommended to visit a second-hand bookshop, from there you can easily find books at a cheaper rate.
We have a list of some of the literary havens in Dubai
It is a business run by a family, opened its door for the people in 1975 in Dubai. Since it has built a loyal customer base and the people who love to read knowledgeable stuff. The new customers love to visit the shop and explore the new books. It has children books, toys, and school supplies, which were the initial products from where it started, but now the Magrudy’s is a mega-store. It is also running a book club, and therefore, inviting authors for book signing events.
They have a fantastic collection of books that includes a wide variety of literature, and a large collection of toys, cards, and stationery.
This is a Japanese based book store situated at the Dubai mall, covering an area of 68,000 sq. ft. it has almost half a million books and magazines in several languages. This Japanese store is not only in Dubai, but they are operating across the globe.
They have comics, book signings, and comic art demonstrations.
The only negative thing about this massive store is that this place is so huge that you have to spend hours exploring the store.
The store is located at Satwa, it is situated at one of the lanes at Satwa. The location of the store can be deceiving for anyone as the store is decorated with amazing flooring and sliding shelves. The store contains all types of books from brand new to fallen apart ones, pricing varies according to it.
You can even find the books with AED 7, and the books can even be refunded at 50% so this is a good place to trade books.
House of Prose
It is owned by a 65 years old American. There are some prints on second-hand books which are very fascinating that distinguishes the store from the others. The biggest advantage of this store is its competitive pricing and a variety of prints.
You can find books from almost all of the categories. It also offers a return policy at 50% of the price. The house of prose has a bargain box, in which people can buy books for AED 3, or 3 books of the same author for AED 35.
Book ‘N’ Bean
This is actually a little store with a cosy environment. The books in the store are arranged alphabetically by the author’s name. Every purchase in the store earns you a loyalty card. This place offers a set up for coffee and Wi-Fi, so you can sit and decide what book you are going to read next while having a cup of coffee.
A part of Jashanmal group of companies, Jashanmal bookstore was opened in 1995, initially in Bahrain, and since then it has been progressing with the lightning speed. You may not be able to find the rare print you are looking for, but these stores are easily navigated, even a landmark for many. There is a huge section for fictions and many other categories like Sci-fi, classics, and romance.
The variety of bookstores is a blessing for the book reader, as the cravings of reading must be satisfied. There are a huge number of famous and versatile book stores in Dubai. When this city is catering people of all choices and nature, how can it leave bibliophiles behind? There are amazing book stores near District One Villas and Madinat Jumeirah living, and one should visit the place to explore the new books and knowledgeable literature.