Rimal Books is an independent publishing house established in 1993 by Nora Shawwa. Over the past three decades, she collaborated with partners, authors and artists who have helped Rimal grow organically and in many directions, specializing in literature, art, culture, history, contemporary politics, travel, international cuisine, educational and children books.

Rimal has come to be recognized for publishing 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.

Awards & Nominations

Rimal's authors and artists have also won prestigious awards including the Sharjah Children's Book Award, MEMO Palestine Book Award, BABF Book Design Award and Gourmand World Cookbook Award.

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 Independent Publishers Guild - UK
Member of Cyprus Publishers Association - Cyprus