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Staying at Home? These Book Stores Deliver Titles to Your Doorstep ‎

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Staying at Home? These Book Stores Deliver Titles to Your Doorstep ‎
written by
Dina Mokhtar

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For any bookworm dwelling in the city, one of the many perks of staying at home – in addition to dodging the hazardous Coronavirus, of course – is finally finishing as many books as possible without being interrupted.

With this list of bookstores that offer a delivery service, you don’t have to worry about having to go out to get a new book to read. While they all sell new books, some of them offer second-hand ones as well, which, in the light of such circumstances, we don’t recommend buying.   

 Diwan Bookstore

One of the best bookstores in town, Diwan is definitely a go-to if you are looking for a title in Arabic, English, French, or German. You can also shop various desk accessories, stationery items, and more from their online shop. Check out its Facebook page, and Instagram account.

The Anglo Egyptian Bookshop:

Downtown’s renowned bookshop is known to offer credible scientific sources and books that cover various topics; from psychology, economy, arts, and architecture, to banking and finance, and agriculture. Here’s its Facebook page, and the Instagram account. 

Shorouk Bookstores:

In addition to offering a wide range of their own publishings, which include many Arabic fiction books by renowned authors, Shorouk Bookstores also has various books for children, as well as books that cover history, philosophy, and more. Check the Facebook page, and Instagram account.

Cherry Blossom Books:

New Cairo’s favourite bookstore is known for its spectrum of adolescent fiction in English, as well as comics and graphic novels. Cherry Blossom Books also has a range of books that cover arts and crafts, cooking, as well as famous international classics. Check the Facebook page, as well as their Instagram account.

Leila Books:

The Abdeen bookstore now has a website from which you can order whatever Arabic titles that come to mind. The bookstore’s range covers ancient philosophy, biographies, archaeology, and architecture.

The Book Spot:

Maadi’s The Book Spot also delivers, but make sure you stay away from the second-hand selection by simply choosing from its ‘new’ section, where a humongous number of titles that cover almost everything is available. Check out The Book Spot’s Facebook page, and Instagram account.

Book Egypt:

This one’s perfect for those who are looking for academic books; Book Egypt covers almost every branch of science, including physics, chemistry, and geology. Check its Facebook page.

El Mahrousa Centre:

The publishing house offers a range of Arabic fiction and non-fiction titles. Four days ago, the publishing house announced a special offer for all those who are staying at home; orders over 300LE receive 20% off. Check El Mahrousa’s catalogue, its Facebook page, and Instagram account.