Where to buy Second Hand Books in UAE

For those who cherish the allure of pre-loved books, the UAE offers a delightful array of options to explore without breaking the bank. Whether you seek fiction, non-fiction, comics, or rare finds, these thriving second-hand bookstores promise both affordability and a touch of nostalgia. Here’s a guide to some of the prime spots:

1. Book Hero, Dubai: Dive into a world of gently-used literary gems at Book Hero, known for its diverse collection and community initiatives. With multiple locations across Dubai and an online retail platform, finding your next read is made convenient and budget-friendly.
Tel : 00971 563878600

2. Thrift For Good: Explore more than just books at Thrift For Good’s charity shops, where each purchase supports underprivileged children worldwide. From well-thumbed novels to clothing and household items, every find contributes to a noble cause.
Open daily, 10am-10 pm. Golden Mile Galleria Building 8, The Palm Jumeirah, Times Square Centre; thriftforgood.org

3. Book World Trading, Dubai: Offering unbeatable promotions and a unique read-and-return program, Book World Trading invites readers to indulge in their passion for books while enjoying incredible deals.
Archies Library Karama: 04-3967924
BookWorld Satwa: 04-3491914

4. House of Prose, Dubai: As the oldest pre-loved bookstore in the UAE, House of Prose boasts a dynamic inventory that caters to diverse tastes. With regular updates and two convenient locations, it’s a haven for avid readers seeking literary treasures.
Open Sunday to Thursday, 10am-9.30pm, Friday to Saturday, 10am-10pm, Times Square Centre; daily, 10am-10pm, Discovery Gardens

5. Reading 4 Animals, Dubai: Support animal welfare while satisfying your literary cravings at Reading 4 Animals’ book-selling events. Discover a wide range of genres, knowing that your purchase contributes to the well-being of stray animals in the region.

6. Thrift Distribution & Books Trading, Abu Dhabi: Delve into a treasure trove of titles at Abu Dhabi’s Thrift Distribution & Books Trading, where a modest shop houses tens of thousands of second-hand books catering to every genre.
Open Monday to Thursday and Saturday, 10am-10pm, Sunday and Friday, 5pm-10pm. Electra street, Al Danah, Zone 1, Abu Dhabi

7. Books R Us, Abu Dhabi: Specializing in non-fiction, Books R Us offers a vast collection of business, academic, and fiction titles, making it a go-to destination for knowledge seekers and book enthusiasts alike.
Open Saturday to Thursday, 11.30am-1pm, 2pm-9pm; Mohammad Bin Zayed City

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