TO BROWSE BOOKS, CLICK ON ONE OF THE CATEGORIES LISTED ON THE LEFT. You can also click on a tag in the tag cloud.

I am moving and cannot take all of these books with me.  I’m hoping to raise a bit of cash before I go by selling as many of these books as I can before leaving in about three weeks.  Any and all books in my library (NOT Humairah’s library) are for sale.  Any book that I didn’t want to sell, I removed from my book list so anything you see here is available.  I also have about 40 books that I haven’t listed yet that have been donated or which I bought since last posting.  I got a pretty big influx at the end of last school year.

Also, this does not mean that the site is finished.  I can administer this from anywhere and I am ready and willing to do so.  I just won’t be able to maintain my own library here.  Anyone eles who wants to post a library should contact me and we can make that a reality.  It’s not much trouble at all, really, and you get to meet some great people.


NEW exciting announcement:  We have been featured in the news again, this time in a special report about reading in the Arab world.  You can read it here at the Khaleej Times website.  It’s a rather interesting article with our without information about us here in Al Ain.  Check it out!


Exciting announcement! We have now been featured in the Gulf News. Click on the blue text for a link to the article.


Welcome to the Al Ain Book Sharing Club.

This is only a club in the loosest sense of the word. I’m Stephanie and I’m administer of the site. Basically, there are a lot of people in Al Ain who want to read, but the only option around is to buy books all the time, read them once, and let them gather dust.

Using this site is easy. Each person who contributes a library will have their name posted with the sub-categories of fiction and non-fiction. If you see a book you want on the list, contact that person and arrange a meeting time to exchange the book.

40 Responses

  1. Hi Stephanie!
    So good to see this . I wish you all the best. And I’d love to be a part of this book sharing group too.
    Have a great day.

  2. Great idea..would this include kids books as well?

  3. That depends entirely on what other people add to the library. I only have one Children’s book at the moment, so as soon as we get some people willing to lend children’s books, that should become a reality.

  4. Sound idea. Like most other newly arrived UAEU staff, all my books are in storage, and likely to remain there until well into October. But keep my place warm, please.

  5. Great idea ..so glad you made the website..all the best

  6. I think you’ve done a good job with the website, good layout, colours, text font uniformity and it’s user friendly. Great idea, thanks.

  7. How do I give you a list from my personal library? I mainly have books on history and theology though. Not sure who is interested.

  8. Good stuff! I just added a link to you on my blog…

  9. Ah, cheers for that. Welcome to the neighborhood!

  10. @Ryan:

    Go to the “Lend your books” tab at the top of the page and click on it for instructions. It’s pretty easy.

    I’m SO sorry for the late reply. Your comment got sent to my spam folder, which I don’t check very often. Now I know I need to be a little more diligent about that.

  11. Hello! What a great idea! I just moved to Al Ain a month ago and was asking people about book groups and booksharing. Like many, I have books all stored away at home, but love that idea of trading out since I noticed the few books I’ve picked up here are not cheap. I’ll be in touch. Thanks!!🙂

  12. Hi
    I am a student in the university in al ain. I will do a presentation about a multicultural UAE. I chose this topic because I want to make people here especially locals aware of the multicultural society they are living in and I want all of us to respect others more so that we can live here, in the UAE happier.

    It would be great if you can give me some ideas to do this presentation. I also have some questions for you.
    -What do you like about local people?
    -What don’t you understand about them?
    -Do you have any problems with people from different cultures that arise from language, cultural and religious differences?
    -Do you have any funny situations created from the difference in cultures or languages?
    Please mail me your answers to reefuns@hotmail.com
    Or simply post them on you blog I will come to check.
    Thank you in advance

    Anusorn 


  14. Hi Duaa! You found me! Good work navigating the site.

  15. iam your student riad almasri in 6red

  16. missssssssssssssssssssssss

  17. hi miss tell us when you will give us the exams and tell me how i borrow books.


  18. mmmmmmiiiiiiisssss. this is sumer. from 6g1. im bored, im reading your comments. when will u get manga books!?!?!?!?!

  19. oh and by the way when ur done readin the book (about the girls and who wnts them) can i borrow it? itll be my first 500 page book! woohoo! it sounds interesting. im sure youll say yes because your an english teacher and u always encourage me to read (not). anyways im practically the only girl in the class who doesnt read and sketches.

  20. hi miss stephanie i am your student in 6G1 duaa i would like to borrow the book called magical thinking

  21. your website is the only website i can go to cuz it has good comments. im sick of entering my sisters. i really have to stop going on the internet, it gets on my nerve!

  22. by the way, i love the book that you gave me. its fantastic!

  23. hi miss its me syeda again i dont want to borrow where the sidewaik ends anymore can i borrow teacher man by frank mcourt thank you


  24. Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii misssss Stephanie i would like to tell u that the book u lended me was funny and kind of impossible to be like for example a girl eating a whole whale or a flying shoe but i really loved that book thank u for lending it to me thank u


  25. Forgot to tell you this but
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!

  26. Hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    miss stephanie, DIDYOU REALLY MAKE THIS WEBSITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!??
    HOW DID YOU MAKE!!!?!?!???!?!!?!?
    TELL ME NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. HI
    i run the al ain community library, we are based at the al ain english speaking school in falaj hazaa on the school road. we are open sunday 2 – 4 and friday 11 – 1. membership fee of 150dhs for a year entitles you to borrow 2 books per family member for 2 week. we have a wide range of books, from margaret attwood to where the wild things are and back again. plenty of adult fiction and non-fiction, as well as children’s books. the library is open to the whole community, everyone is welcome. all dontions are very welcome.

  28. I love your site!🙂

    Experiencing a slow PC recently? Fix it now!

  29. hi miss , its me

    R A Y A H the bookworm

    totally cool website i forgot the name ages ago but kept trying in google till i saw 1 with stephanie.

    hope you dont mind but to me your famous (at shcool u mind giving me your autograph for best website about BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKS)
    good thing i have you as my teacher. i reallly am happy with you around

    good luck miss through the days

  30. Hello Ms. Stephanie, may I borrow “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan? If you don’t mind.

  31. well if it ant sumer

    it is a miracle u borrowing a book a miracle to me

    oh and mz do u have any books u think i will enjoy plz miss i am so out of them

  32. hiiiiiii miss

    how r u ?
    its been like 3 months since i havent been on this site.
    my parents keep telling me to stop reading because my eyesight is getting poor but i dont agree with them i just cant stop.

  33. miss u know the poem i gave for the yearbook about calvin and hobbes did u think that i meant to give it to u saying that i wrote it? it was nothing like that i didnt know that u werent supposed to give poems frm the net my dad helped me find it but the other one i wrote wz my own im sorry.

  34. Miss!!!!! Is sumer crazy??does she really wants to put manga books in here??and sorry i almost forgot the website^^

    Sumer, you are one crazeh gal…

    rayah!!!!give sumer the website about manga!!! =D

  35. wow …cool does this have mystery books?

  36. miss i am trying to be paatience abt u showing us the books u got i really want to see them

    but i beeter be patienc ( srry i dont kno how to write that ) ^_^ X_X

  37. hello,

    I couldn’t stop smiling as i scrolled through the emails, those were such great memories. I see that the latest emails think I’m crazy, ^^! I hope you had a splendid summer and I wish you a wonderful year at school (if your staying there). My point is if somethings wrong, share it with me, OK? I’m always here to help.


  38. Hi miss stephanie. i was just reading the comments and they are really cool!!!!!!!!i hope u enjoy teaching 6g1 this year and we really miss u!!!!!!!

  39. hey miss

    i miss u soooooooooooo much u are like an awesome teacher
    i wanted to ask u if i could donate some books to ur site? i have millions of books i wanna give some away.
    by the way did u hear about the story writing comp.?
    im sooooooooooooo gonna enter. but i dont have any ideas i had 1 but too long. pity only 1000 words max. no fair
    miss if u have any ideas can u give me advice?
    rayahs writing about a pirate girl
    byeeeeeeee miss

  40. hi miss do u still have snow flower and the secret fan I heard that thats a really good book🙂

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