So you, like every other strategic career planner, want to be become an expert on the Middle East? You’ve exhausted your net-learning -- Wikipedia is just not giving you that idiosyncratic edge you need to master the ME and conquer the hotbed of the world’s news diet. Have you considered turning back the pages of time to explore books?
2013 it may be, but sometimes you can come a cropper on the internet with all its red herrings and garden path treacherous tangents-- there’s no telling how far afield you can stray at the click of a diverting link...Time to get back to the basics and take the old school road to expertise, the bookish way!
We’ve trawled the shelves to turn up some pearls of wisdom on a complex region long on drama but sometimes short on understanding! Al Bawaba’s library of best books on the Arab peoples and their tested territories  can lend you some seminal reads and bibles on these holy and war-torn lands.
Get to good old-fashioned grips with the nations holding our news channels hostage by dusting off those tomes and hot-footing it over to the surviving bookstores in town. Or if you prefer to get re-’kindled’ with the world of books digital-style, then download your voyage of learning the classical way. As the winter sets in and churns out dreary dust clouds and rainy days, curl up with our readers digest of stodgy to light reads, history books, novels and biographies, out of the Middle East ---from the Atlantic ocean to the Arab Gulf -- and get your book worm on!