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Best Bookstores and Libraries in Alexandria

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Interested in finding the best bookstores and libraries in Alexandria? Here is a great list to get you started exploring the world of books and more in Alexandria.

Aleks Bookstore

Aleks Bookstore is a local favorite offering a wide selection of books in various languages, including Arabic and English. It is known for its cozy atmosphere and helpful staff.

Address: 6 El Borsa El Kadima, Raml Station, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

Diwan Bookstore

Diwan is a well-known chain in Egypt, offering a modern bookstore experience with a variety of books, stationery, and gifts, as well as a small café area for readers.

Website: www.diwanegypt.com
Address: 159, 26th of July St, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

Fayrouz Bookshop

Fayrouz Bookshop is a charming local bookstore that provides a selection of both new and used books, with a focus on literature and educational materials.

Address: 6 El-Nabi Daniel, Mansheya El-Naser, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

Al Marwa Bookstore

Al Marwa Bookstore is a small, independent bookstore that offers a variety of books in Arabic, with a focus on religious and academic texts.

Address: 45 El-Gaish Rd, Bab Sharqi WA Wabour Al Meyah, Qism Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

El Shorouk Bookstore

El Shorouk is part of a well-established bookstore chain in Egypt, featuring a wide range of books, magazines, and educational resources, as well as a section for children's books.

Website: www.shorouk.com
Address: 299 El-Gaish Rd, Sidi Gaber, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a major library and cultural center on the Mediterranean, serving as a commemoration of the ancient Library of Alexandria. It hosts a vast collection of books, manuscripts, and digital resources.

Website: www.bibalex.org
Address: El Shatby, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

Francis and Taylor Bookshop

Part of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Francis and Taylor Bookshop specializes in academic and scholarly titles, particularly in the fields of humanities and social sciences.

Address: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, El Shatby, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

Al-Hakawati Public Library

Al-Hakawati Public Library is a community library that offers a range of books for all ages, with a focus on Arabic literature and storytelling for children.

Address: 6 October Bridge Road, Smouha, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

Goethe-Institut Library

The Goethe-Institut Library in Alexandria provides a collection of German-language books and materials, as well as resources for those interested in German culture and language learning.

Website: www.goethe.de/ins/eg/en/sta/ale.html
Address: 10 El Batalsa St., Azarita, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

El Cabina Library

El Cabina is a cultural space and library that offers a unique selection of books, music, and films, with a focus on independent and alternative content.

Address: 11 San Saba St., Behind Cinema Rialto, Mahatet El Raml, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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