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More News From Better Books and Cafe in Kuwait

I wish Better Books and Cafe had been in Kuwait while I was there. And are people having luck with Magic Jack in Kuwait? We had one, and it stopped working. We thought it had been blocked or something.


Better Books and Cafe (Kuwait’s only used bookstore and cafe) has several announcements and a new contest for you.

Better Books and Cafe is on FACEBOOK

‘Magic Jacks’ are for sale – they facilitate inexpensive telephone calls between Kuwait and the USA and Canada

A database of our Classics, Cliffs Notes, Autobiographies and Fiction books is now available. Customers can now browse our database and reserve books via email. Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning authors have been highlighted. Better Books has many more books than are not on the database yet. More will be added every month. Prices of books with multiple entries may differ as per publication;

A new toilet has been constructed just upstairs for Better Books – no m

Better Books and Cafe (Kuwait’s only used bookstore and cafe) has several announcements and a new contest for you.

Better Books and Cafe is on FACEBOOK – click here to ‘Like’ us;
‘Magic Jacks’ are for sale – they facilitate inexpensive telephone calls between Kuwait and the USA and Canada
A database of our Classics, Cliffs Notes, Autobiographies and Fiction books is now available (see attached, press ctrl+F if you’re looking for a particular book or author). Customers can now browse our database and reserve books via email. Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning authors have been highlighted. Better Books has many more books than are not on the database yet. More will be added every month. Prices of books with multiple entries may differ as per publication;

A new toilet has been constructed just upstairs for Better Books – no more walking past the mechanic two buildings over.

The store has two additional bookcases, an extra beanbag chair and one more plush carpet.

Most genres are now segregated and labeled making books easier to find – we even have a separate shelf for books made into movies!

Upcoming Events at Better Books and Cafe:
Art of Living will start a course 24-28 April. Contact us for more information;

Due to the success of the Nithyananda Yoga Center courses held this month, there will be yoga twice a week and a 3 day ‘silence meditation’ course at their premises. Contact 25635450, 99838117 or 99315825 for more information

A second Gavel Club has been formed so your teenager is welcome to attend a Gavel Club meeting every Friday night free of charge. A nominal charge is requested if/when they join. Gavel Clubs are Toastmasters-sponsored groups for teenagers and allow active members who put in effort to gain confidence and expertise in the art of public speaking and develop their leadership skills. For more information, call/email Anil Lobo 99283020 / anilrlobo@yahoo.com. or Xavier Muthu 9985 0173Xavier.Muthu@trade.gov

Expat Mums is a new online community called recently set up for expatriate mothers of all nationalities here in Kuwait. They have regular events such as playgroups, stroller walks, mums’ lunches/dinners/coffees, and soon to be Story Times and Music Times at Better Books Bookstore. There are also specific sections for Classifieds & Reviews of local businesses in our secure online website. The group is open to all regardless of faith/origin/belief. To join this community, please visit http://www.expatmumskwi.com

And lastly “MOVIE NIGHTS” will return to Better Books and Cafe in May. Please vote for the movie you would like to see:
May 14 6-8pm Georgia O’Keeffe or Blood Wedding
May 21 6-8 pm Himalaya or Pope Joan
May 28 6-8 pm The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) or Frankenstein (1994)

BETTER BOOKS AND CAFE CONTEST
Match the correct novel to its first line to win a PRIZE.

1. _____ If I am out of my mind, it’s all right with me, thought Moses Herzog.
2. _____ It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York.
3. _____ 124 was spiteful.
4. _____ It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
5. _____ Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.
6. _____ Call me Ishmael.
7. _____ It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
8. _____ In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.

A. Beloved
B. The Great Gatsby
C. 1984
D. Moby-Dick
E. One Hundred Years of Solitude
F. Herzog
G. The Bell Jar
H. Pride and Prejudice

Prizes must be collected at Better Books before 16 May 2011.
All mentioned books are available at Better Books – reserve them today.
Feel free to forward this email to your friends.

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April 14, 2011 - Posted by | Books, Communication, Kuwait

5 Comments »

  1. ya…its so good and exciting to know about new bookstores. Hope we get to go here too, and actually we have good choices. thats great!! 🙂

    Comment by onlooker | April 17, 2011 | Reply

  2. send me ur address i got your tissues

    Comment by Mrm | April 17, 2011 | Reply

  3. LOL, will do. You are so funny. Why don’t you come visit?

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 17, 2011 | Reply

  4. Magic Jack is crummy technology. They still “work” here, but I suggest “nettalkduo” to my friends instead–works fabulously!

    Comment by April | June 16, 2011 | Reply

    • Our experience with just about all of these VOIP technologies is that sometimes they work, and sometimes they don’t. My favorite is IConnectHere, because it is so small (not like Vonage and Skype) that the blockers don’t bother blocking it. Never heard of nettalkduo.

      Comment by intlxpatr | June 16, 2011 | Reply


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