We created the Real Arabic Bookstore because we want Levantine Arabic learners to reach their fluency goals in ways that are effective, efficient, and engaging.

For too long, there have been little to no books that Levantine Arabic learners could read. And as a result, Levantine Arabic students around the world have faced the same old struggle — at a certain point, your fluency has stalled and you can’t improve further. Our books and audiobooks change that.

With the Real Arabic Bookstore you can finally:

  • find well-known and engaging English-language novels and stories translated into Levantine for yourself and your students
  • endlessly expand your vocabulary by encountering new words daily through reading
  • perfect your pronunciation and listening skills by listening to our audiobooks recorded by native speakers

Ultimately, we believe that literacy = fluency. With the help of Real Arabic Bookstore, we know you’ll improve both.

We created the Real Arabic Bookstore because we want Levantine Arabic learners to reach their fluency goals in ways that are effective, efficient, and engaging. For too long, there have been little to no books that Levantine Arabic learners could read. And as a result, Levantine Arabic students around the world have faced the same old struggle — at a certain point, your fluency has stalled and you can’t improve further. Our books and audiobooks change that.

With the Real Arabic Bookstore you can finally:

  • find well-known and engaging English-language novels and stories translated into Levantine for yourself and your students
  • endlessly expand your vocabulary by encountering new words daily through reading
  • perfect your pronunciation and listening skills by listening to our audiobooks recorded by native speakers

Ultimately, we believe that literacy = fluency. With the help of Real Arabic Bookstore, we know you’ll improve both.

Our Founders and Translators

Amer Al-Rafae is the co-creator of the Real Arabic Podcast and is an Arabic teacher based in Beirut.

Majd Al-Rishani is a journalistic and literary translator, focused on English-Arabic and Arabic-English translation. She holds a degree in English Literature from Damascus University. She started her translation career in 2015, working with various global news agencies and foundations concerned with the ongoing Syrian war.

Uchechi Kalu is the co-founder of Real Arabic Bookstore and is so proud to be serving Arabic students globally who have faced the same issues she’s faced — finding books written in aamiya. She is also the writer of a popular Arabic blog called, Marhabtain, which helps Arabic students become fluent in Levantine. In 2020, she published her first Arabic curriculum — Zero-to-Fluent — which outlines how to reach conversational fluency in Levantine in one year. Uchechi’s love for Arabic began in her sophomore year of college at Princeton, and hasn’t died down since. She’s grateful for all the teachers, friends, and supporters. Uchechi lives in Los Angeles and spends her free time watching her favorite Syrian dramas, exploring LA’s many mountain and canyons, or in dance class.

Testimonials

Hear why our readers love Real Arabic Bookstore!

The Bookstore

Find the latest classic stories and audiobooks translated and recorded into Levantine Arabic just for you.

FAQs

Have your frequently asked questions answered here.