Get free books for any student at this Dubai book store. Each student can get up to four academic books from BookHero until September 4.
20 August 2023, 12:00 AM
04 September 2023, 12:00 AM
A bookshop in Dubai is giving away hundreds of academic books for free to any student and the only requirement is that they should show proof of current academic enrolment.
BookHero has been doing this initiative for the past seven years – every August prior to the opening of classes. BookHero founder Montserrat Martin said this year they have around 5,000 academic books in grade school, high school or college – and each student can get up to four titles.
The initiative will run until September 4 at BookHero’s flagship branch inside Oasis Mall, located on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. Another good news is that the free books are not only limited to residents or students in the UAE but also to any student abroad.
Martin, a Spanish national who has been living in Dubai for 22 years, said giving free books is not a new concept. But why her initiative has become sustainable is because of consistency and community involvement.
“For example, an expat parent working in Dubai who has a kid studying in India, Kenya or the Philippines, can come to our store at Oasis Mall and get free four textbooks for their kids. The only requirement again is to show proof of enrolment,” Martin explained.
“The initiative has become popular among the residents and that is why keep on giving free books every year to support our goal of making books accessible to all,” Martin underscored, adding: “We not only find support from the residents but also spread this initiative with other companies by inviting them to support small communities with free educational materials.”