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About us

Rimal Books منشورات الرمال

Our philosophy at Rimal is to continue to make our mark through books which are
inspired by individuality and fueled by the need to build bridges between cultures.

 

OUR STORY

Rimal Books is an independent publishing house, established in 1993 in Cyprus by Nora Shawwa. We specialize in publishing art, culture, history, travel, educational and children books. Rimal has come to be recognized for publishing books in both the English and Arabic languages that introduce readers to the unique cultural richness of the Middle East and the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean.

You can find our books worldwide at hand selected book shops, concept stores, museum shops and our online store. Through select partnerships, Rimal Books reaches a worldwide audience via focused distribution, special events and launches, direct online marketing campaigns, as well as books sold through traditional means including bookstores and major online outlets.

 

HOW IT ALL BEGAN...

Nora Shawwa first established Rimal Books in Cyprus back in 1993 in order to produce beautiful children's books, with the aim of encouraging young readers in the Arab world. Part of its beginnings, Rimal published the first comprehensive full colour illustrated Arabic/Arabic Dictionary for Children in the elementary and intermediate levels, an achievement hailed in educational circles across the region.

Over the years, Rimal has come to be recognized for publishing books in both the English and Arabic languages that introduce readers to the unique cultural richness of the Middle East and the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean.

 

Partners & Associates

Through our select partnerships, Rimal Books reaches a worldwide audience through focused distribution, special events and launches, direct online marketing campaigns, as well as books sold through traditional means including bookstores and major online outlets.

 
Member of The Independent Publishers Guild - London, UK
Member of The Cyprus Publishers Association - Nicosia, Cyprus