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About Ishtar House for Culture

About Ashtar’s House for Culture and Arts

Ashtar’s House is a Canadian media and cultural institution that is interested in Arab culture and arts that seeks to combine the Arab and Canadian cultures with the aim of the cultural exchange between the two societies.

The house includes three sections:

* Ashtar’s House for Publishing and Distribution: Ashtar House provides publishing and distribution services for Arab writers and translators who live in Canada and America, Ashtar aims to develop the translation business to enhance the importance of intellectual and cultural communication between the two cultures.

Ashtar’s Library: Ashtar’s Library seeks to provide the most important and interesting Arabic books from the best publishing houses in the Arab world to the Arab families to keep them connected with their culture and language.

The administration of Ishtar's Library selects books very carefully to fit all ages. It delivers them to the Arabic reader in America and Canada at reasonable prices for all. It aims to provide the latest publications to keep up with the book market and the cultural movement in the Arab world.

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As a selector of Arabic material for Toronto Public Library, I find the collection offered at Ishtar bookstore to be well-rounded, current and essential for a balanced collection in any public library.” The items in Ishtar’s bookstore are diverse enough to cater to the vast and rich fabric that makes up the Arab world, from Morocco in the far west to Iraq in the far east.”

Iman Zayed

Ishtar has enriched our home library in Canada and was able to provide me and my children with a wide variety of Arabic literature books. is a user-friendly website, and easy to navigate. Customer service is superb, and agents are willing to help clients in any way possible.

Arab expats are now able to order books from all around the Arab world delivered directly to their chosen addresses. I discovered that Ishtar is cheaper than any other competitive service and I’ve got my order in a shorter period because apparently Ishtar has already stocked thousands of best-selling titles ready to be shipped!

Good luck always

May Zeitoun

Mother and writer

Ishtar Bookstore has exceptional service! I have approached Ishtar bookstore to order more than 60 books in Arabic that talk about health and wellness for Better Together Program for Seniors. I found a very unique selection of boxes that contain 60 cards each. Each card has a motivational quote or short story. The seniors were very happy receiving these boxes because they were in Arabic, variety of topics, and easy to read. The communication and the delivery services were great. I also loved that there was follow up shortly after to make sure that I was happy with the order. I ordered another 45 books ” The morning Miracle” in Arabic for our seniors because of the quality of service and the great communication. Centre for Skills and I personally will definitely continue to use Ishtar Bookstore in the future, and I would highly recommend them.

Hind Kassem