In a world of Hebrew books, magazines and newspapers, it was pure joy to find this new bookstore in downtown Haifa with stacks and STACKS of books in English!!
Was out shopping late on Friday afternoon last week, heading back to the bus stop when most everything was already shut down for Shabbat (that is at about 2pm), and saw a window out of the corner of my eye….with STACKS of dusty books. What caught my eye was that I could READ the titles!!
Almost yelled out loud – backtracked immediately, and tried to find a door!! It was shut, and peering in through the dusty windows figured that it must be some kind of storeroom. Walked back and forth trying to find an entrance, a store sign, ANYTHING to help me figure out whether it was a shop or just a storage room. Everything was locked up tight as a drum….
Determined to find the actual bookstore, I plunged down the dozen stairs from my neighbourhood on the side of Mt. Carmel and into the Hadar section of downtown Haifa to hunt for the store first thing on Friday morning.
Followed the route I had taken the previous week and found them open!!! A narrow little store that proved to go deeper and deeper into the block with room after room full of books! And even though the majority of books are in Hebrew, they have a very impressive selection of English titles and reasonably well organized by genre on the shelves.
These photos are only of the storage room and comprise their overflow fiction……..
Needless to say, started reading at the bus stop. :o)