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With storytelling traditionally recounted orally, bookshops are not a common sight throughout the Kingdom. A small number of bookshops sell novels written by Moroccan authors in French and international bestsellers translated into French, but with the increase of comprehensive coffee-table books highlighting specific topics like riads, local crafts, and culture, bookshops are now becoming more popular.
An institution in the Marrakech medina at the junction of Rue Mouassine and Rue Lksour, Fnaque Berbere is merely a stall in the heart of the hustle and bustle. But their collection is complex and includes a variety of coffee-table books about Moroccan décor, design, and crafts, but perhaps has the best collection of Moroccan cookbooks in town, ranging from tajines to pastries. Upstairs there is a café for sipping tea while leafing through new purchases from the rooftop terrace.
An institution in Tangier, Librairie des Colonnes is a haunt of current local authors and international authors writing in Tangier alike. Founded in 1949 with several owners at the helm, and even threats to close up shop, this bookshop underwent renovations and reopened in 2010, and is now managed by Simon-Pierre Hamelin, founder of the publication Nejma. The bookshop has a selection of American and English books in addition to coffee-table books and books published by their in-house printing press.
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