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logoDar Altanweer

Dar Altanweer is a company with offices in Beirut, Cairo, and Tunis. Overall strategy is coordinated between the three offices. The company has been publishing philosophical and literary classics and contemporary works since 1982. In 2012 was sold to a group of seasoned publishers who partnered in restructuring and relaunching the company in each location.

Since 2012, Dar Altanweer has expanded its geographical and genre breadth and strengthened its quality and marketing depth. Select titles are printed in three countries thereby providing for more efficient distribution and marketing. Expanded genres include classical, modern, and contemporary literary fiction, commercial fiction, philosophy for beginners, self-help, popular science, sociology/political science and graphical novels.

Contact : Sherif Joseph RIZK

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logoMamdouh Adwan Publishing House

Tél: +00971557195187

The Publishing house, founded in Damascus in (2005), was established in honour of the late Syrian writer Mamdouh Adwan (1941-2004), who wrote more than ninety publications in poetry, drama, novel and different translations. Our publishing house came as a realization of his dream to establish a publishing house that provides a platform for new writers and translators.

Hence, the publishing house is first and foremost dedicated to publishing distinct literary and intellectual books of new writers and translators whose works would enrich the Arabic library.
Drawing on its awareness of the importance of revitalizing the cultural life and raising awareness on the different forms of cultural achievements and their huge impact on the formation of intellectual awareness in Arab societies; the publishing house is keen to publish important Arab literary works which are no longer available in the markets, and to provide accurate translations and revised versions for books of international writers.

The publishing house ceased its operations between 2012 and 2014 due to the compelling circumstances witnessed by Syria. However, it resumed its work by the end of 2014, and currently has more than 250 titles including: poetry, drama, intellectual and literary studies, short stories, and novels of writers from different Arab countries, as well as translations from English, French, Spanish, Swedish, and German.

In Sharjah Book fair 2016 the publishing house was awarded as Best Arabic Publishing House 2016.


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Al Kanaaees, Stories from ISIS prisons in Syria

Khalifa Al KHUDER Khalifa Al-Khader, winner of the Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press 2017, writes some scenes of fear in the details (...)

The Animalization of Man

Mamdouh ADWAN The world of organized and random oppression that a person lives in this age, is a world that is neither suitable for man nor for (...)

Don’t tell the horse

Mamdouh AZZAM After twenty years of work, Salem finishes his service in the gendarme’s cavalry and returns to his home and family in Deir (...)

Contact : Marwan ADWAN

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logoSefsafa Publishing

49 Al-Makhzan St. Omranya
Tél: +(20) 1110787870

Sefsafa Publishing established in 2009, since then Sefsafa has published more than 200 titles and organized many activities proved to be one of the most active small cultural entities in Egypt.
Sefsafa Publishing translated more than 50 titles (fiction & non-fiction) from 18 languages including: Irish, Slovak, German, English, French...
We like to describe ourselves as a progressive publisher, supporting the freedom of publishing and ideas of “Enlightenment”.
One of our non-fiction titles: Temptation of Absolute Power won a prize (the Ahmed Bhaa El-Din prize) in 2010, and one of our novels Al-Hareem won the Cairo International Book Fair award for best novel in 2015.
Sefsafa distributes through the independent bookstores in Egypt and Arab countries, also through Arab and international book fairs.

Contact : Mohamed EL-BAALY

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logoAtlas for Publishing & Distribution

Abed street, P. O. Box 8084
Tél: +963 11 44685250 / 4421010

Atlas Publishing was established in the late 1950s by Samar Haddad’s father, the present director of the publishing house. Atlas was one of the first bookshops in Damascus. In 1963, academic books were among the first works on its publishing list, followed shortly by many other titles. In 2002 Samar Haddad became the editor of Atlas and gradually took over as the head of the company. She remained true to her father’s motto: the book is the premier tool of knowledge and should therefore be within everyone’s reach. Atlas Publishing set up a translation division and a distribution division, while continuing to publish titles of relevance to readers, in keeping with an editorial policy promoting quality and the highest standards of technical production.

Atlas in Greek Mythology is the Titan who is condemned to hold the earth for eternity, and our logo shows him holding the Globe in one hand and a book in the other hand. This is the idea of my late father the founder of Atlas Publishers back in the fifties.


Read here the interview with Samar Haddad, published in partnership with ActuaLitté (November 3, 2016).

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Syria. A History of a Destroyed World

Michael SOMMER Translated from German by Dr. Nabil Al Haffar In this brief research, ancient civilization scholar Michel Sommer provides an (...)

Damascene Cupid. Drawings and love stories

Boutros AL MAARI This book offers pleasure to the eye as well as to the mind of the reader. Neither the texts are the basis for it nor the (...)

Diaries of a Writer. Selections by Boris Tarasov

DOSTOEVKY Translated from Russian by Adnan Jamous Sheikh Hamad award for translation and international understanding for the achievement in (...)

Contact : Samar HADDAD

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logoElain Publishing

4 Behler Passage, off Kasr al-Nile St.
Talaat Harb Square
Tél: +(002) 02 245 80 360

Elain Publishing is an independent Egyptian publishing house that was established in 2000 to provide a wide spectrum of knowledge to the Arab reader. Focusing principally on the fields of science, general Arabic culture, and translation, the publisher seeks to offer the Arab reader the best international, intellectual works.
In a record time, Elain has attracted a network of authors renowned for their talent and originality. We are committed to freedom of expression, the respect of intellectual property, and cooperation locally as well as globally.
Elain publishing house has now 200 published titles, including translated books. We reached the shortlist of the Booker Prize (International Prize for Arabic Fiction) and another that won the Elsheikh Zayed Prize


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Critique of the comtemporary Arab discourses

Political socialization of Sufism in Egypt

Contact : Fatma EL BOUDY

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logoMed Ali Éditions

Rue Med Chaabouni Imm. Zarkaa
Tél: (+216) 74 407 440

The Arab Company of United Publishers, Med Ali Editions (Sfax - Tunisia) is a general independent publishing house founded in 1983.
Our books are made according to high-quality standards with the greatest possible care and attention at all levels. Our house works in cooperation with book professionals, artists, and renowned university teachers in various fields. We publish cultural books in the humanities and extracurricular books, with over 20 book series in the humanities, children’s books, and extracurricular books, as well as theses in cooperation with five Tunisian universities.
Med Ali Editions is dedicated to the mission of supporting and sharing all forms of learning and respecting the pleasure of knowledge, and distributing the Tunisian book.
Since 1990 we have participated in Arab and international book fairs. Since 1986 Med Ali Editions has been a member of the Union of Tunisian Editors. Since 1997 Med Ali Editions has been a member of the Union of Arab Editors and a member of the Maghreb Union of Editors. Med Ali Editions has co-published books with Tunisian, Lebanese, and Syrian editors, and editors from the Maghreb. We have also participated in the launch of an exporting company for the Tunisian book.

Med Ali est le nom du leader du syndicaliste tunisien (Mohamed Ali Elhammi). Il a étudié en Allemagne des cours du soir en économie, est revenu en Tunisie dans le début des années 1920. Il a créé des coopératives et les premiers syndicats nationalistes, qui vont lancer la première grève générale en Tunisie en 1924. Il est mort exilé en Arabie saoudite, tout jeune.


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La Tunisie et la modernisation : La première constitution du monde islamique (en arabe)

Hedi TIMOUMI Avant l’établissement du “Protectorat” français sur la Tunisie en 1881, le pays a été durant la période 1831-1877 le théâtre d’une (...)

Cet homme doit mourir

La Flambée de la résistance à Sfax - Taoufik ABDELMOULA Taoufik ABDELMOULA né à Sfax le 19/09/1932, est diplômé de l’école supérieure de commerce de (...)

الجسد والمجتمع

Corps et société. Étude anthropologique des croyances et des représentations du corps en Ifrîqiyya médiévale Soufia SHIRI-BEN HTIRA Corps et société (...)

Contact : Nouri ABID

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logoDar Al Farabi

Wata al-mouçaïtbeh, rue Jabal al-arab
Imm. Khayat, P.O. Box 3181/11
CP 1107 2130 Beyrouth
Tél: +(961-1) 30 14 61 / (+961-1) 30 11 38

We strive to publish and distribute works in Arabic on a diverse range of topics, from literature to social sciences, by local or translated authors, in order to promote a modern culture meeting the needs of Arab countries in terms of development and progress.

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Arab Island before Islam - الكتاب الأول: جزيرة العرب قبل الاسلام

Bourhan EL DIN DELLO اسم المؤلف: برهان الدين دلو يشكل هذا الكتاب حقبة تاريخية هامة من تاريخ العرب وتطورهم في الجاهلية قبل الاسلام، باحثاً في التاريخ الاقتصادي، (...)

The material leanings in Arabic and Islamic - مجلدات الكتاب الثاني: النزعات المادية في الفلسفة العربية الاسلامية في أربعة مجلدات

Dr. Hussein MROUÉ اسم المؤلف: د. حسين مروة يعتبر هذا الكتاب من الكتب الأساسية في القرن العشرين، لما حققه من اضاءات موضوعية على تاريخ الفلسفة العربية الاسلامية (...)

Ibn Rushd and his philosophy - الكتاب الثالث: ابن رشد وفلسفته

Farah ANTOUN اسم المؤلف: فرح أنطون ان هذا الكتاب الذي صدر عام 1903 في مدينة اسكندرية يشكل شاهداً على التراكم الثقافي العربي التنويري في الحياة الثقافية في (...)

Contact : Hassan KHALIL

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logoAl Intishar / Centre de publication arabe

Salim Salam St.Souk - Al Rawshe Bldg. 3rd floor
P.O.Box 113/5752
Tél: (+961) 01 65 91 48

Contact : Nabil MROUEH

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