Al Meera Bookstore Company (SPC), a subsidiary wholly-owned by Al Meera Consumer Goods Company, opened three WHSmith Stores in Hayat Plaza at Al Aziziya, Ezdan Mall at Gharrafah District, and Nuaija Mall at Al Hilal.
The three stores, newly opened, offer an array of new and popular releases of classic and best-selling books to reading fans. Furthermore, the bookstores promise to make available various and comprehensive information on a variety subjects. The stores will also include gifts, schools items, stationery, and other high quality college supplies. In addition to the unique book offer, WHSmith Nuaija branch exclusively provides all book lovers with a calm and relaxing atmosphere at the WHSmith café.
Al Meera Bookstore Company is the exclusive franchise owner of WHSmith brand in Qatar Malls, one of the largest bookstores in UK. Al Meera Deputy CEO, Dr Mohamed bin Nasser Al Qahtani, said:
Al Meera Bookstore Company, bringing the products of leading bookstores to Qatar, aims to provide the society with the most useful information, and instill the passion of reading among the community’s segments. In this way, Al Meera contributes in achieving the human and social development pillars of Qatar’s National Vision 2030, with supporting the State of Qatar in transferring from a hydrocarbon-based economy to a knowledge-based economy.’
Reading is one of the top priorities of officials in the Education field around the world. It is considered as the main method for students to discover the environment around them, and the ideal tool to enhance their creativity, and to develop their abilities to compliment the academic roles of school and university. Qatar is working hard to encourage the Qatari society to read by hosting academic lectures and seminars related to this field, and no effort is being spared to make reading an important component of the society.
Aware of the fact that Qatar is growing in every sphere, along with a boom in population that is fuelling a growing interest among the population to learn more about culture, Al Meera plans to open more stores in the coming years to meet the demands of customers.
Al Qahtani said:
Al Meera Bookstore Company will offer library services that meet the requirements and needs of our students, researchers, and academics, based on modern scientific research methods using a state of art technology. Through WHSmith stores, our customers will have access to selected sources of information, helping them boost their education level, sense of creativity and enhance their active contribution to building the society. These stores will also offer all stationary requirements to all ages and students classes.’
British retailer WHSmith, internationally known as SMITHS, is well-known for its stores located in public streets, railway stations, airports, hospitals, stores, where books, stationary, magazines, newspapers, and lifestyle products are sold. The headquarters of the company is located in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. The retail company is listed in London Exchange.