Friday, July 13, 2007

Borders bookshop


Borders bookshop, the 2nd best bookshop in the world has signed on to open up in the second phase expansion of City Centre, Muscat. It would be selling everything from books, audio and visual media and even stationary and light confectionery.

The bookshop has been rumored that it would open up on two levels with Starbucks coffee as its official coffee-shop here in the Sultanate of Oman.

I know for one, I am going to be the first person there when it finally opens in mid-September.

18 comments:

Per Your Request said...

Thats so weird, I was actually thinking about posting on this blog about the lack of "good" bookshops in Oman.
Im so glad to hear this news.

Sleepless In Muscat said...

Per Your Request:

This deal was coming along no matter what into the City Centre, Muscat. But everyone, including me thought it would be either Virgin Megastores or some other local upcoming library.

I hope the people here in Oman won't ruin this experience for us by hanging around trying to flirt with women and bothering staff with stupid questions.

muscati said...

I've been to the Borders shop in Mall of the Emirates and I thought the prices were a bit on the high side. Magrudy's remains my favorite place to buy shops in Dubai.

Muscat desperately needs a good bookshop. I hope Borders fills the void. Now if only we can get a decent place to buy music. Hopefully sometime soon before CDs become extinct. There are still some of us who still like to get their music the legal way and like having CDs on their shelves rather than just digital music on their computers and iPods.

muscati said...

Borders in Oman will be selling music and movies as well, not just books. They will also have a large stationary section. But Borders in the US and the UK sell music and DVDs at prices much higher than places like Virgin or HMV. I hope it's not like that here as well.

Sleepless In Muscat said...

Muscati:

I guess they want to attract the high-end of customers for that extra dosh, eh?

Per Your Request said...

I expect it to be more expensive, its just a matter of how much. I don’t think it would be high enough to direct people to Dubai.
Also, Borders, Barnes and Nobel and similar stores are about selling the environment in addition to the books.

Amjad said...

IF only Virgin Megastores opened in Oman...

Suburban said...

THat's excelent news, I am dying for a huge, comprehensive, organised bokstore.

Music would be nice as well. I currently steal a lot of my music because I can't get it locally, and the shipping is rather expensive from Amazon. I too like shelves with CD's on them, and the clear concience from paying for what I'm using.

Twister said...

Nice to hear of good bookschops coming up in Oman...

Anonymous said...

I love borders but i wish they'd sell more mangas...i love absolutely adore mangas. They have a few there but they never get new ones and they only have one copy of each volume of a certain manga so if someone buys a volume then you'd have no choice but to buy a different manga ={ something must be done about this matter...but i guess people in Oman aren't into mangas so i should just be happy that we actually have them in this country =/

AND i've ordered books through them so many times...and not once did i get one...they totally suck!

We should have more and more bookshops...Waterstones would be good but if they won't open a new store then they should open another borders but make it bigger cause the current Borders is pretty tiny!

Anonymous said...

Some of the books we need are not available in BORDERS IN OMAN.... am not sure if we could order them from UK BORDERS bookshop and ask them to post to OMAN BOOKSTORE... because can't carry all that weight of books!

Regards, MISS INCONGITO

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Anonymous said...

u know borders america..im one of your staff in borders in middle east before..but the owner of that bookshop is not giving as what for as, thats why i resign in that store..because before we target the sales that thay give..thay told us thay will give insentives, but until now day not giving...........


to that owner of borders in middle east...plz give TENDER, LOVING,CARE to your staff..because you want only is sale,sale, sale your not thingking about your staff

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Anonymous said...

Hi ,
I just want to know is borders bookshop sells other languages books 'other than english or arabic' ? .

Anonymous said...

Hi ,
I just want to know is borders bookshop sells other languages books 'other than english or arabic' ? .

Anonymous said...

how can I ask for books at borders because I buy a lot of books from there but they all end up being a series and its really hard to track down the other parts

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