The Rainbow Bookshelves

nattily By | September 1, 2016 mrcs-002

For a while now almost every bookworm social media account I’m following was rearranging their collection of books in a colour-coded book theme so the end result would resemble a rainbow. I have an ancient photo of my bookshelves when I was a kid back in the early 90’s, my collection of some magazines were arranged Rainbow style but I have to look for the picture and scan it before I can share it with you, most likely in this post. Anyway, since my bookshelves are overflowing and organising the books in a readable manner became one messy affair, I thought I’d dedicate myself to this task and arrange all my books rainbow-style. After all, how hard can it be, right?  Read more »

A Visit to Q8Books in Salmiya

By | November 26, 2013


Last Thursday’s Shakshooka market was held in Q8Books at Biat Lothan. I’ve heard about Q8books a couple of years back when a the lady who ran it before offered me the chance to have my book signing in her little bookshop in Salmiya. Last Thursday I was introduced to Fajer, the lady one now running the Kuwait Book store which under the new ownership has relocated to Bait Lothan in Salmiya. Read more »

The WH Smith – That Al-Salasil in the Airport

By | June 10, 2013


Last May I was in Kuwait International Airport for the first time in many months, perhaps since October 2012, when I noticed a familiar white W and H on a blue background near passport control. I had to blink, for I thought I saw WH Smith’s logo on a bookshop in the airport and then it registered: it is WH Smith! It used to be That Al-Salasil bookshop only, but now its WH Smith as well. Read more »

What I Got from Kuwait’s Book Fair 2012

By | December 4, 2012

I didn’t get the chance to go to the book fair until last Thursday night. Big mistake as it was very crowded and swarming with people. If I wanted to look at a book I’d have to Read more »

What I Got from Kuwait’s Book Fair 2011

By | October 22, 2011

I went to Kuwait’s book fair  early this morning. Thankfully it wasn’t very crowded for people were still in their beds when we went. It took us around Read more »