June 13, 2015, 10:00 am - December 18, 2018, 10:53 am


The Oman Library at the Middle East Institute
1761 N Street NW
Washington , District of Columbia 20036 (Map)

The Oman Library at The Middle East Institute will host its annual Book Fair from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, June 13, Monday, June 15, and Tuesday, June 16.

Stock up on summer reading or get a head start on your studies for next year. With one of the nation's largest collections of Middle East literature, MEI's Library has something for everyone. Come explore our diverse collection of books for sale, including a range of genres and languages.

This year's fair will feature over 600 books for sale, including titles in English, Arabic, Turkish, Farsi, and French. The selection includes books from every Arab country, as well as a special collection on Islam.

Free baklava tasting on Saturday, June 13!

The event is open to the public, no registration required.

Here's what a few customers found at last year's Book Fair:

  • "I found a well-preserved 1967 French edition of L'Art de l'Islam, complete with postcard-like images. Only $5!"
  • "I bought a like-new copy of The Contemporary Middle East: A Westview Reader for $2."
  • "My favorite find: A copy of The Diplomat's Wife, a non-fiction how-to guide on how to be the wife of a diplomat published in 1956. Highlights include sections on the hosting and entertaining traditions of virtually every world region, as well as a chapter on how to interact with women ambassadors. This gem for only 75 cents!"
  • "I found an intriguing book on the obstacles of development in Egypt titled, Political Vegetables? With such detailed and relevant information, my $2 was well spent! The MEI Book fair is a must attend for anyone searching for great reads at unbeatable prices!"