Inauguration of the Agora bookstore, a cultural space par excellence

The inauguration of the Agora bookstore took place on Tuesday evening in Tetouan, in the presence of an audience of researchers, intellectuals, writers, cultural actors and book lovers. Built on an area of ​​approximately 300 m2, this bookstore is intended to be a meeting place and cultural exchange par excellence dedicated to lovers of books and creation. This bookstore, which contains tens of thousands of books in Arabic, French, Spanish, English and German, offers visitors a real and complete immersion in the world of books and reading. In a statement to M24, MAP's 24-hour news channel, the director of the bookstore, Sbai Abdelaziz, stressed that this cultural space aims to encourage reading and make it a habit among younger people, as well as ‘to showcase creative talents and help ownership of the book, noting that the main objective of this project is to contribute to the development of the cultural environment, which is everyone's responsibility. The bookstore contains works covering virtually all fields and disciplines, in particular politics, philosophy, sociology, theater / poetry, linguistics, personal development / communication, architecture, law, economy and cinema, as well as children's books, he said, noting that a multidisciplinary team, supported by high-performance work tools, is mobilized to facilitate research and the processing of orders. This book and reading enthusiast noted that literary cafes and cultural and thematic meetings, as well as activities for children will be organized within the bookstore, in order to promote the cultural dynamics of the city of Tetouan, strengthen the exchange and sharing of knowledge, introduce children to reading and create an environment conducive to creativity. For his part, Mokhtar Chaoui, teacher-researcher at the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences of Tetouan and writer, indicated that this project aims to promote culture and books, expressing the wish that other bookstores can see the light of day. in Tetouan and that culture becomes a major concern of Moroccan society.