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Casa Árabe’s Balqís Bookstore, at the Madrid Book Fair 

From May 31, 2024 until June 16, 2024Monday to Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday to Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Special hours on Friday, June 7, with closing time at 11:30 p.m.
MADRID
Stand 77 at the Madrid Book Fair (Paseo de Coches in the Retiro Park). Monday to Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday to Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Special hours on Friday, June 7, with closing time at 11:30 p.m. Free entry.

From May 31 to June 16, our bookstore will be present at the Madrid Book Fair. This year, it will be occupying Stand 77. Read about all of the authors who will be signing books there below. 

At Stand 77, Casa Árabe’s Balqís Bookstore will be offering a selection of the most current books published in Spain by Arab and Islamic authors and/or on Arab and Islamic topics.

The book signings at the stand will be taking place at the following dates and times (information will be updated on this website):

Friday, May 31
5:30 p.m. Luis Salvago – “Josephine”
5:30 p.m. Pablo Martín Carbajal – “El latido de al-Magreb” (“Heartbeat of the Maghreb”)
7:00 p.m. Gonzalo Fernández Parrilla – “Al sur de Tánger” (“South of Tangier”)
7:00 p.m. Mohamed El Morabet – “El invierno de los jilgueros” (“Winter of the Goldfinches”)

Saturday, June 1
10:30 a.m. Luis Salvago and Pablo Martín Carbajal
1:00 p.m. Antonio Pampliega – Complete works  
6:00 p.m. Antonio Pampliega – Complete works  

Sunday, June 2
12:00 p.m. Eduardo Manzano - “España diversa” (“Diverse Spain”) and his remaining works
7:00 p.m. Marwán

Wednesday, June 5
7:00 p.m. Ignacio Álvarez-Ossorio - “Gaza, crónica de una Nakba anunciada” (“Gaza, Chronicle of Nakba Foretold”)

Thursday, June 6
7:00 p.m. Rocío Lardinois - “Los chicos tuertos” (“The One-eyed Boys”)

Friday, June 7
12:00 p.m. Pilar Sampietro - “Mediterráneo. Motivos para comenzar el viaje” (“Mediterranean: Reasons to start the journey”)
6:00 p.m. María Iglesias-  ”Horizonte” (“Horizon”)
7:00 p.m. Gonzalo Fernández Parrilla - “Al sur de Tánger” (“South of Tangier”)
7:00 p.m. Laura Casielles - “Arena en los ojos” (“Sand in My Eyes”)
8:30 p.m. Sergio Barce - “Todo acaba en Marcela” (“Everything Ends in Marcela”)

Saturday, June 8
11:00 a.m. Sergio Barce - “Todo acaba en Marcela” (“Everything Ends in Marcela”)
7:00 p.m. Olga Rodríguez. "El hombre mojado no teme a la lluvia"

Monday, June 10
7:00 p.m. Farid Othman Bentria - "Leve declaración de ausencias"

Tuesday, June 11
5:00 p.m. Jorge Camacho - “Palestina estrangulada” (“Palestine Strangled”)
7:00 p.m. Teresa Aranguren- “Palestina. El hilo de la memoria” (“Palestine: The thread of memory”)

Thursday, June 13
7:00 p.m. Bahia Mahmoud Awah - “My Mother, My Teacher. A Memoir from Western Sahara”  
7:00 p.m. Ali Salem - “Amor en la villa del mar blanco” (“Love at the White Sea Villa”)

Friday, June 14
6:00 p.m. Isaak Begoña - “Los perros de Tánger” (“The Dogs of Tangier”)
7:00 p.m. Mireia Estrada - “Sin azúcar” (“Sugar-free”)
7:00 p.m. Karima Ziali - “Una oración sin dios” (“A Godless Prayer”)

Sunday, June 16
(time yet to be confirmed) Nuria Tesón and Lula Gómez - “Balas contra la infancia” (“Bullets Against Childhood”)

The stand will be open during the Book Fair’s opening times:
Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Friday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Special hours on Friday, June 7, with closing time at 11:30 p.m.
Casa Árabe’s Balqís Bookstore, at the Madrid Book Fair 
Balqís Bookstore stand at the Madrid Book Fair (2023)

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