Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad is the right location for book worms

BAGHDAD, April 15 — Today, Al-Mutanabi Street in Baghdad witnessed a large turnout on the last Friday of Ramadan. Book enthusiasts and reading lovers gathered around the oldest alleys of “Al-Warakeen” that date back to the Abbasid era near the historic Al-Mustansiriya School, seeking unique addresses. Cultural and artistic events spread throughout the area, featuring debates on culture, politics, history, and literature.

Lens 964 roamed the corridors of Books Street and interviewed the owner of a bookstore.

The owner noted that elderly customers tend to gravitate towards books on biography and memoirs, while younger readers prefer books on intellectual debates.

However, novels remain among the most popular genres in recent times.