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The Book Souq (at Culture Vultures)

Book Souq, Morocco, Fez, Fes, Culture Vultures

I wrote a short piece on buying English Language books in Fez for my friend Jess over at Culture Vulture’s Fez recently. Here’s a peek, for the full story go to Read the rest at
The Book Souq – Culture Vultures:

If you’re looking for English Language books in Fez, there are really only a few options. First you can go to the upscale bookstores in the Ville Nouvelle where you can find a small selection of English language books for about double what you would pay for them in Europe or North America. The selection tends to be light with a heavy focus on the classics, guidebooks, books about Fez or Morocco, and language books.

But what if you are looking for a good old pulp novel, or like me, you simply enjoy browsing through the stacks of a used bookstore, hoping to find a treasure, a good read, or just something to pass the time while you wait for a grand taxi to fill up?

In that case, you need to go to an unlikely place. Situated under the Lido bridge, close to Atlas, under a ramshackle collection of tin rooves in what looks like it could be among the poorest of shantytowns is what I like to call the book souq.

Book souq English language books Fez Morocco

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Vago Damitio

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