Book Fair today and tomorrow in JVT

If you love reading, this is for you.

In preparation for World Book Day, the Arcadia Preparatory School is holding a book fair on Tuesday February 28 and Wednesday March 1.

All JVT residents are welcome to visit from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

English and Arabic language books will be for sale at good prices direct from the distributor.

There will be books for all ages, including adults!

World Book Day is celebrated annually on 2nd March to encourage reading.

For the last twenty years, World Book Day has been going strong across the UK to share the joy and value of books and reading.

So, be sure to pop in to Arcadia school today or tomorrow and grab yourself a new book for the weekend!


Book Club starting in January

There is alot of interest for starting a new bookclub in 2013!

  • Vote below for our first reading and best time for meeting.
  • Send your name and e-mail through the Contact Us page to be part of the club’s mailing list.

The club will be part social and part serious debate! We’ll meet on a monthly basis, and rotate so that each member can host the group. Books will be between 300-400 words to allow everyone enough time to finish within a month. We’ll do a variety of works throughout the year, from fiction, biography, non-fiction.  Basic rules can be agreed upon at the first meeting.

For the first reading, I suggest we choose a work by an author attending the upcoming Emirates LitFest. Book clubs are invited to interact with authors. On Thursday 7 March (7-8pm), a special session is planned with the following four authors:

Chris Cleave – Gold, his third novel was published in June 2012 to widespread praise.

Kate Lord Brown – The Perfume Garden is her latest novel published in June 2012.

Alia Mamdouh – her novel The Loved Ones won the 2004 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature.

Tan Twan Eng – The Garden of Evening Mists, was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize and longlisted for the Man Asian Prize; it was also picked as a book of the year by the Independent.

Make your choice for our first reading:

Please also answer this poll to help determine when is the best time for most people to meet: