Our philosophy at Rimal Publications is to continue to make our mark through books which are inspired by individuality and fueled by the need to build bridges between cultures.
Rimal Publications was established 1993 in Cyprus by Nora Shawwa. We are an independent publishing house that focuses on only a few titles per year on topics such as art, culture, history, travel and children books. Rimal's underlying objective is to build bridges between cultures and enlighten the world at large about the rich history, culture and traditions of this part of the world.
You can find our books worldwide at hand selected book shops, concept stores, museum shops and through our website.
How it all began
Nora Shawwa first establised Rimal Publications to produce beautiful children's books, with the aim of encouraging young readers in the Arab world. Part of its beginnings, Rimal published the first comprehensive full-colour illustrated Arabic/Arabic Dictionary for Children in the elementary and intermediate levels, an achievement hailed in educational circles.
Over the years, Rimal has come to be recognized for publishing books in both the English and Arabic languages that introduce readers to the unique cultural richness of the Middle East and the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean.
The focus on encouraging reading among children remains one of Rimal's objectives. In 2013 Rimal Publications has established the Rimal Children's Book Award to champion new and emerging talent in children's books writing.
Partners & Associations
Through our select partnerships, Rimal Publications reaches a worldwide audience through focused distribution, special events and launches, direct online marketing campaigns, as well as books sold through traditional means including bookstores and major online outlets.
Member of The Independent Publishers Guild - London, UK
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