For gastrophiles and literary gourmands
Reading and recipes
Reading and recipes, if money is no object
Best of Delectable Foods and Dishes from al-Andalus and al-Maghrib: A Cookbook by Thirteenth-Century Andalusi Scholar Ibn Razīn al-Tujībī (1227–1293), ed. and tr. ArabLit Quarterly’s Nawal Nasrallah
Dishware and food items
A holiday gift set from Z&Z, with their za’atar, sumac, dead sea salt, and Aleppo Pepper.
Prints and posters
Prints, posters, and more from Watan (US-based)
Art prints and comix from Maamoul Press (US-based)
Broadsides and prints from Mizna (US-based)
Joumana Medlej’s shop “Majnouna” — order before December 1, when the shop will close down, reopening late January 2022. (UK-based)
Esra Elhamal’s “Islamic Illumination” shop (UK-based)
Folk-inspired art by Ahmed Alrefaie, cover artist from Winter 2021 FOLK issue (Kuwait-based)
For the hodophile and literary traveler
The Book of Travels, by Hanna Diyab, ed. Johannes Stephan, tr. Elias Muhanna. A spellbinding eighteenth-century journey by the man who gifted us Aladdin and other tales.
The Annotated Arabian Nights, translated by Yasmine Seale.
Arab Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook, by Karim Alrawi, ill. Nahid Kazemi. Ages 8-13. English.
Alya and the Three Cats, by Amina Hachimi Alaoui, illustrated by Maya Fidawi (cover artist for our CATS issue), tr. Mehdi Retnani. Ages 3-5. English.
أخ خ خ, A funny story of a forgetful girl who leaves the house and, “akh,” there’s another thing she forgot. Written by Manar Hazza and illustrated by Soheila Khaled, who made the illustrated recipe for our FOOD issue. Ages 3-8. Arabic.
A subscription box to ArabiKids. Arabic.
For musicians and literary melophiles
Books and magazines
Midnight in Cairo: The Divas of Egypt’s Roaring ’20s, by Raphael Cormack. A joyous historical journey.
A “sing and ascend” literary tote, with our from our SONG issue
Jewelry and art
The “ghostly, feverish, magical” album “Medieval Femme,” by Fatima Al Qadiri, inspired by classic poems by Arab women
For literary football fans
Discounts we’ve spotted
The SAQI CHRISTMAS SALE is offering 50% off all books. Use MERRY21 at checkout on http://saqibooks.com. Discount is valid until November 28, 2021.