Alif Stores is currently the talk of the town and for good reasons. This newest store offers its customers not just rows and rows of reading material but also a variety of products you can expect from a bookstore, and more. We recently checked it out to show you what you can expect from the two-storey bookshop near Qatar Sports Club. Scroll away!
They offer a wide selection of Arabic and English books for children to adults, in different genres. You can find the books on the first floor which you can reach using the escalator, elevator, or the stairs filled with books. Don't forget to take a #bookshelfie at this spot!
The ground floor is organized into clearly marked sections where you can shop for office supplies, stationery, multimedia equipment, lifestyle products, computers & accessories, and arts & crafts. Alif also carries eco-friendly products.
Do you love being around books or maybe want to take more time choosing which book you want to buy? There are seats all around the ground floor and first floor for you to sit on in case you want to take a break or to read. There’s also a sizeable section near the stairs for kids to read some books.
Right beside the English books section, you’ll find their in-house cafe which is surrounded by windows and a glass ceiling that offers a nice view of the city. Enjoy coffee and pastries from Eden while reading a book or basking in the sunlight.
There’s also a sizeable children’s reading and creativity section where kids can read, hang out, or learn new things. Does your child love science? Nutty Scientists have their own room where kids get to have their own fun being scientists for a day.
There are toys, gadgets, and games for children and to kids-at-heart. Interested in 3D drawing? 3D Simo Basic and Multipro are available. There are also educational toys such as the Toyi Kit, Play-doh, and puzzles as well as a selection of collectibles and novelties.
Last but not least, don't forget to take selfies in front of the graffiti walls inside the store painted by @bahou.letters! It sure is a cool touch and something that you won't usually see inside a bookstore.
BONUS: Look up and you'll find lighted up Arabic calligraphy on the ceiling!
Have you been to Alif Stores? Which is your favorite bookstore in Qatar? Let us know in the comments!
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