Jordan markets in everything

by on November 24, 2010 at 12:28 pm in Books, Economics | Permalink

A bookstore for banned books:

At Sami Abu Hossein's cramped bookstore, the hundred or so book titles listed on a wall aren't bestsellers. They're banned.

And the cheery Abu Hossein can you get you any of them, sometimes in the few minutes it takes to sit down and drink a cup of thick-brewed Turkish coffee.

"There are three no-nos," the owner of Al Taliya Books explains with a big smile. "Sex, politics and religion. Unfortunately, that's all anyone ever wants to read about."

Hat tip goes to Steve Silberman.

Anon November 24, 2010 at 9:38 am

In Iran too, certain bookstores can provide banned books in PDF format on CD. They don't advertise or keep materials on the premises.

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