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Buy all kind of second hand / used books " SOUK AL AZBAKIA "
Posted June 25th, 2012 - 8:20 am by from Cairo, Egypt (Permalink)
Hello Dear friends!,


▶▶It would be my pleasure to invite all of you for special day "Souk


EL-Azbakya" to buy all kind of second hand/used book!.!!!!.





▶New books might be shiny, but there’s something about old books that


carry a certain charm. Whether it is a rare copy t...hat isn’t in the


market anymore or a 1930s signed copy of an old novel; what they hide


between their covers may surprise the buyer, as would finding a whole


market in Cairo dedicated to used books.


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▶▶What's the Souk EL-Azbakia??!!◄◄


# Souk El Azbakia is a literary mine for anyone that enjoys


treasure-hunting. The name is a reference to the market’s original


location in Cairo, which changed several times due to constructional


changes and the problems that threatened the market’s demise. Luckily,


the market has survived for almost a century now and is sitting today in


front of Cairo’s Puppet Theatre in Ataba Square, where a Metro station


exit can get you straight inside.





# Souk El Azbakia is not just


for academic researches or thick-glasses readers; this market has a


little something for everyone: multilingual books, recent international


magazine issues, and even decade-old Egyptian kids’ comics such as


Magalet Mickey can be found in this authentic place.





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√ √♨ Our Mission isn't easy !!!!!♨ :)




# A walk through the budget-friendly market takes time: for one thing,


it contains more than a hundred little shops, and the searching process


isn’t going to be easy if you’re not looking for a specific book. If


you’re lucky, the shop owner will stop with his questions and leave you


to take a look at the enormous stacks of dusty used books, carefully


balanced on top of each other. Don’t leave an inch of the shop


unsearched; a fast glance is not enough, as your target may be found


under a chair or hiding behind a rack.





# Nothing can get in the


way of a shop owner determined to help a customer find a certain book.


If he doesn’t have your book, he will recommend another place or order


it for you. If you look like you’re really interested in finding a rare


book; he’ll tell you of someone who knows ‘a guy’ that can get you a


half-priced rare or even recently banned copy.


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√ √What will you buy and what is the price??!!,







# Since the books are used, most of them are not in great condition.


Prices are cheaper, but not always cheap; so make sure to ask about the


book’s original price before heading to the market so as not to be


deceived. Prices start from as low as 1LE to 200LE for classics,


original scripts or encyclopaedias.


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√√ Important Advice!!:




# There are no price tags; so the pricing mainly depends on the


salesman’s mood and what he thinks you can pay!. Therefore, never take


their word as absolutely final; or you could end up buying a torn


Nicholas Sparks novel for 50LE. Bargaining is key here; try your best to


reduce the price, and if that doesn’t work; pretend that you’re


leaving: the owner wouldn't let you go away that easy, and he will


eventually relent. :) :)


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▶ ▶▐▐ Meeting point ▶ ▶ 2 Stages




▶ From( 6:30 pm Till 6:45 pm ) at Saad Zaghloul Metro Station.


in front of The Ticket office




▶ From ( 7:00 pm Till 7:15 pm ) in front of Ibrahim pasha statue ,Attaba metro station


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▐ The question is : who's in?!!! :)▐





Best regards for all :) ...... C U there!! :)





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★★★Organizer★★★:





✪✪ Mido Aviation "Mohamed":




002-01067557393.


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✪✪ Amr Mostafa :




002-01285268753


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