Stories from Madaba

Home Is Where the Bookstore Is

By: Scott Lashinsky
March 18, 2020

Previously, we shared the story of Gaith, a street librarian who sold books from his classic Mercedes to spread reading culture in his native Jordan and to raise money for the first bookstore in his hometown of Madaba. Now, he’s finally fulfilling his dream of living in a bookshop.


A Man & His Universe

By: Scott Lashinsky
December 15, 2016

Previously on our podcast, we shared the story of Gaith, a street librarian who sells books from his classic Mercedes to spread reading culture in his native Jordan and to raise money for his bookshop. Here is the rest of his story.



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