Al-Mutanabi street, Baghdad’s book row, gets its first female bookseller March 24, 2015 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, Content

Al-Mutanabi Street is the historic center of the book universe in Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad. It is a street lined with booksellers and has served as the intellectual and literary hub of the city since the 8th century.  Now it has its first women bookseller, 22-year old Ruqaya Fawziya.  Speaking of her new endeavor she says: In the beginning not only my family, anyone I would speak to about my idea to sell books at Al-Mutanabi…

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