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Compiled by Aboo Ubaidah Amr bin Basheer
Here is a list of some of the bookshops found in the city of Riyadh, with some advice and information, which I will try to update in the future.
These are the main book shops, which I?ve so far, come across. There many other stationary shops, with small selection of religious books, dotted around the city.
The addresses are a rough idea of location, but you can contact me if you need details or are looking for any particular books.
Zam-zam Swaidee high street Good selection
As-Sumayee Swaidee high street Good selection
Tayyibah Swaidee high street Department store with a tape shop next to it.
Dar atlas Swaidee high street Excellent new section and some good rare books
Ibn hazm Swaidee high street You can find all of aqeel az-zahiree?s books here and photocopies of manuscripts
Ath-thabbaat Swaidee high street Good selection
Balansiyah Swaidee high street and uthman bin affan Watch for the huge salman awdah portrait, at the bin affan branch, as you go in. there is a massive selection upstairs. Swaide branch is quite big as well. Good discounts.
Tasjeelaat minhaaj as-sunnah an-nabawiyyah Swaidee high street The only salafee tape shop and where you can find under the counter refutations. [yes, salafiyyah is very ghareeb here, amongst the general folk]
Al-kawthar olayaa high street Ok
Al-mughnee Madinah road Excellent collection upstairs
At-tadmoriyyah Swaidee high street The best in town for new books and the cheapest. Unfortunately they also host the biggest aa?id al-qarnee collection.
Al-aasimah Ahmed bin hanbal Excellent
Aalim al-kutub Tahlia Very good
Ar-rushd Prince Abdullah bin abdur-rahmaan Deparment store. Massive selection.
Ibn khuzaimah Ahsaa Very good
W.a.m.y. Dabbaab Very good
Jareer Olayaa high street Big stationary shop. They have a good selection upstairs
Al-ubaikaan King fahd Deparment store. Massive selection. The best in hadeeth and its sciences.[upstairs]
Ar-rayah sitteen Excellent bookshop
Al-ma?aarif Near the grand mosque Some good old stock. Publishers of many of al-albaanee?s and at-tuwayjeree?sworks.
Al-lawaa Zaid al-khattaab and khurais road Very good selection
Al-minhaj Prince Abdullah, makkah road, king fahd road and khalid bin waleed Excellent second hand bookshop with some new stock at good prices.
Al-muyaid King fahd and rawdah-exit 11 King fahd branch is very good and the rawdah branch is excellent. [upstairs]
Al-juraisee Behind washam A huge warehouse open to the public. Next door you get your king fahd press quraans and tapes at rock bottom prices
tawbah Arba?een Small selection. Arbaa?een street is dominated by several tape shops.
Second hand shops Makkah road [opposite home plaza, and one next door to it] Excellent night out. You can spend hours if not days going through the tons of old and some new stock. There are about 10 shops here. Some have bargain corners.
This message was edited by amr.basheer on 11-9-02 @ 11:59 AM