My name is Sami Sulaiman. I was born in 1976. I’ve been selling books for the last 27 years. I graduated from the media department in Beirut, Lebanon.
In 2003, I opened a small bookshop in Kirkuk; after less than a year, extremists burned down my bookshop because it contained controversial publications about Islam.
Despite the threats, I decided to open another book shop bigger than the first one in central Kirkuk’s Komari Street.
Now, I only sell English language study books, as English is regarded as a universal language, and I want the people here to benefit from the important sources I try to provide.
Every Friday, I organize a debate session for young readers, in which they exchange views regarding a particular book.