Category Archives: Books

Free-of-charge book lending service in Al Ain

Join the Al Ain free book lending google group:

http://groups.google.com/group/alainbookclub

Gulf News story

Free-of-charge book lending service attracts many readers in Al Ain

By Aftab Kazmi, Bureau Chief
Published: November 06, 2008, 23:23

Al Ain: Two expatriate women have pooled their efforts to promote the reading habit, offering hundreds of books to readers through an online booking reading club.

The free-of-charge book lending service has attracted dozens of people in the city with some of them now also willing to share their personal libraries for the community service.

Stephanie Shimko, an American teacher, and Humairah Irfan, a Pakistani IT professional, are even spending money from their own pockets on taxi fares to reach a book dispensing point. “This is our way of returning something we can to the society,” said Shimko and Humairah.

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A treat for Book lovers! – Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

The annual Abu Dhabi Book Exhibtion is on and should be a treat to book lovers as well as those looking to picking up some useful titles. Though the ad below says the fair is until April 7th, a related article that I read in today’s (3rd April 2007) Emirates Today states that the fair will be till April 13th…could have been extended due to the response and demand.

I remember attending my first Abu Dhabi Book Fair in 1999 at the Cultural Foundation when starting out a career in web content development…I picked up an O’Reily book – Web Navigation .

Gulf News, 28 Mar 2007

Useful Stuff Exchange-United Arab Emirates