About ALEF Bookstores


ALEF’s mission is to create highly knowledgeable, intellectual, and well-read Arab communities throughout the world. We are very proud to have opened our first international store in Baker Street - London in October 2015. Selling a selection of curated English Books, Arabic Books, Children’s Books, Gifts, Cards and Stationery.


To provide you with a wide selection of English and Arabic books. With help from our cooperative and knowledgeable staff, who are always ready to answer all your questions and enquiries.

Shopping with ALEF Bookstores allows you to partake in a variety of cultural events, book signings with your favourite writers, book clubs, musical evenings and children’s story-time sessions in English and Arabic and much more.


We are an Egyptian chain who opened our first store in Heliopolis - Cairo in 2009 and now have 37+ points of sale in different cities throughout Egypt (Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, Assuit, Ismailiah , Suez, Tanta and Mansoura). We have launched many key initiatives in Egypt to encourage people to read, including our Knowledge Taxi and Egypt Reads campaigns.

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For more information please refer to www.alefbookstores.com