Aim to publish affordable books

New publishing house opens in Basra

BASRA – Basra witnessed the opening of the new publishing house “Sumarion” in the Hakimiyah area. The founder, Muhannad Al-Tamimi, says he aims to enhance the city’s cultural movement by providing high-quality books at affordable prices.

“The idea of Sumarion emerged in Basra with the aim of supporting and developing Iraqi intellectuals,” said Al-Tamimi, a writer and owner of the publishing house. “We invested significant time and effort into this project, striving to reduce printing costs while increasing the quality of our publications as much as possible.”

Over the past three years, Al-Tamimi and his team have consulted with poets and writers, gathering feedback on marketing and print quality. Based on these insights, they chose the Hakimiyah area for their project.

“Recently, we have seen movement in various aspects of life in Basra. The opening of this publishing house is one of its results,” Mohammed Hussein Jabir, the first deputy of the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate, told 964media. “This house, in addition to other cultural activities in the city, will undoubtedly expand the circle of readers and add a new creative touch.”

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