‘A beacon for intellectual enquiry and open-mindedness … an unequivocal force for good’ Financial Times
‘A safe haven for persecuted literature’ Daily Telegraph
Voted second in the Telegraph’s top fifty independent bookshops of 2010
Located in Westbourne Grove, Al Saqi Bookshop is Europe’s largest Middle Eastern specialist bookseller with the most comprehensive stock of books on the Middle East in English, as well as books on all subjects in Arabic. Since opening in 1978, the bookshop has become a centre of Arab life in London, catering for Arab residents in the UK as well as for travellers keen to obtain books banned in their own countries.