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Posted On: 23 April 2018 04:11 pm
Updated On: 27 July 2022 11:25 am

Where to buy books in Qatar

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Top 5 book stores in qatar worth your time and money

Do you love reading books? There are many bookstores in Qatar that offer a variety of books ranging from fiction to non-fiction, classics, thrillers, self-help books etc.

The (ILQ) team has put together a list of bookstores that you can check out! Happy reading!

Alif Stores

Book stores in Qatar worth your time - and money!
Spanning an impressive 4,000 sqm, Alif Stores serves customers with all their individual and business needs.

Alif houses a massive showroom offering customers a huge collection of books, a wide range of international lifestyle products, and a selection of technology and entertainment goods. Seats are neatly placed around the store if you want to relax and read. There’s also a designated section for children.

Want to take a break and have some snacks? Two cafés offer a variety of fresh brews, juices, pastries, and sandwiches to enjoy.

RELATED: 6 things to check out at Alif Stores


  • Location: Al Dafna Area - near Qatar Sports Club
  • Phone: +974 6695 7660
  • Instagram: @alifstoresqa


    Book stores in Qatar worth your time - and money!
    Image credit: Doha Festival City

    Borders remains one of the most sought-after book stores in Qatar because of its wide display of books, which are usually under special promotion. What's more, its Doha Festival City branch has a coffee shop inside, making it a great place for book and coffee lovers. Their trendy-looking store caters to all age groups with a variety of products.


    • Phone:
      • Doha Festival City: +974 4471 3942
      • Landmark Mall: +974 4493 1016
    • Instagram: @borders_me

    Crescent Bookshop

    Crescent Bookshop
    Image credit: Crescent Bookshop

    Crescent Bookshop offers books from well-known publishers from the USA, UK, and Asia. You can find a wide collection of books of different genres and categories that cater to readers of different interests and ages.



      book stores in Qatar worth your time - and money!
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      From cool-looking interiors down to novel titles, FNAC offers customers a good variety of books, and is also a comprehensive store where you get not just books but electronics, stationery, accessories and more!


        • Location: Doha Festival City, Lagoona Mall
        • Phone: +974 4436 2222
        • Instagram: @fnacqatar

        Ibn AlQayyim Book Store

        Ibn Al Qayyim Bookstore
        Image credit: Ibn Al Qayyim Book Store

        Ibn AlQayyim provides a variety of items from art materials, stationery, office supplies, gift items, toys, gadgets, and books. Their collection includes Arabic and English books of different genres. They are also conveniently located in various areas around Doha.


        • Phone:
          • Al Markhiya: +974 4486 3533
          • Rayyan: +974 4436 3533
          • Al Wakra: +974 4464 6533
          • Al Matar Qadeem: +974 3025 6313
          • Aziziya: +974 4469 3533
          • Muntazah: +974 4436 3533
        • Instagram: @ibnalqayyim

          Jarir Bookstore

          book stores in Qatar worth your time - and money!
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          Jarir Bookstore is one of the leading providers of Arabic & English books, computers, computer accessories, smartphones, electronics, school & office supplies, educational toys, video games, and more! Name it, they have it!

          Jarir is also the place to go if you're looking for affordable instructional materials for kids as they conduct seasonal sales throughout the year. They also have a dedicated reading area.


          • Phone:
            • Al Rayyan Al Jadeed Road: +974 4411 4322
            • Salwa Road: +974 4444 0212
            • Jaidah Square: +974 4451 6700
          • Instagram: @jarirqatar

          Lonely Planet Bookstore

          Lonely Planet Bookstore
          Image credit: Lonely Planet Bookstore

          Lonely Planet Bookstore offers a wide variety of books from children's, young adult's, graphic novels to non-fiction. There are also academic and workbooks for students. You can also find a selection of toys and board games.


          Virgin Megastore

          book stores in Qatar worth your time - and money!
          Image credit: Virgin Megastore

          Visit any of Virgin Megastore's branches to get your hands on some interesting books, their recommendations for top novels, and their bestsellers. Whether it's fiction, comic books, storybooks for kids, or self-help reading, you can always turn a page with Virgin Megastore!


          • Location: Doha Festival City, Landmark Mall, Mall of Qatar, Villaggio Mall
          • Phone: +974 4422 3955
          • Instagram: @virginmegastoreme

          Originally written by Marson Lumanglas, updated by Marivie Alabanza and Cassandra Pallagud.

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