Al-Balsam Publishing House

 

Al-Balsam Bookstore

 

Al-Balsam Consulting Services

 

Al-Balsam Publishing House

          We are a unique publishing house located in Giza, Egypt. We specialize in publishing books for children (age 2 to 11) and young adults (age 12 to 18) in the Arabic language.

          Established in 2005, our goal has always been to encourage young readers to read and enjoy Arabic books. Therefore, our passion is to publish high quality books with content that adds value and is fun to read.  We pride ourselves with having a wide and extended experience in:

  • Locally developed books: through full and keen cooperation with local and international talented individuals throughout the entire development process.
  • Translated International titles: we translate and publish selected titles from different languages into Arabic.

We are reaching out through this platform to make our digital & print books available to all our customers around the world.

Our digital books can be easily downloaded through the simple registration & purchase process. 

Print books may also be ordered through the same registration and purchase process. Delivery time and shipping cost may vary based on the country of registration.

More about Al-Balsam Publishing House:

  • In 2019 “Fakid Al Hobb... Yo’tih” (Who Lost Love Gives It) was listed in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) Arabic Book Club reading list as an inspiration to take action in the second SDG goal: zero hunger. In 2018 it was shortlisted for the Etisalat Award for Children’s Literature in the young adult category.
  • In 2019 “Eid Milad Harf Al Dhadh” (Birthday Party of the Letter Dhadh) has been included in the second special catalogue of Arabic books issued by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany
  • In 2016 “Sana Fi Qena” (A Year in Qena), was on the IBBY Honor List for illustrations, and in 2014 it was shortlisted for the Etisalat Award for Children’s Literature in the young adult category.
  • In 2015 the publishing house was nominated for The Bologna Prize (BOP) as one of the best five children’s book publishers in Africa.
  • In 2015 “Al Khirog Min Al Foka3a” (Getting Out of the Bubble) won the Etisalat Award for Children’s Literature at the Sharjah International Book Fair in the young adult category.

 

Al-Balsam Bookstore

 

          We also have our own bookstore, “Al-Balsam Bookstore”, where we distribute Al-Balsam publications as well as select titles from other publishers in Egypt and the Arab world. Our bookstore   provides a fun experience and welcoming venue to showcase our books alongside a wide range of books by other publishers. It also carries books in English, French, German and has a carefully selected section of Arabic and English books for adults.

          We regularly arrange events in our bookstore to provide fun and learning to our customers from all ages. The schedule for such events is posted in our Facebook, Instagram & twitter pages. We encourage everyone to engage by following us:

https://www.facebook.com/AlBalsamBookstore/

https://www.instagram.com/albalsambookstore/

https://twitter.com/albalsam

Al-Balsam Consulting Services

          Building on the experience we acquired throughout the years, our strong network in Egypt, the Arab countries and the world, Al-Balsam is always ready to offer its unique service of designing and providing the proper lists of titles to organizations, schools, nurseries and individual customers to match their needs in terms of age group, subject, and interest while meeting their budget. Through this one stop shop service, Al-Balsam Bookstore and Al-Balsam Publishing House guarantee that the customers targets are fulfilled in the most professional and satisfying approach.