“The sound of the bombing was horrific but the sound of the books tearing apart was even louder.” — Samir Mansour

More Than Books

Samir Mansour is the owner of one of the biggest bookshops in Gaza. Located near Gaza’s universities, his place is a popular student hang-out. For 20 years, Samir has been dreaming of having the largest bookshop in Gaza, and worked hard almost his entire life. He was also dreaming of founding a publishing house to distribute valuable books. He speaks now about how, all of a sudden, Israeli bombs destroyed his bookshop entirely.