Prices of Books: Book prices put off avid UEA readers

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Here\'s One from Reading
is considered an indulgence in the emirates. The high
price of books dissuades many residents from making
a habit of reading, and it is often the cost factor which
discourages parents from urging their children to read
more. Still, importers and retailers claim the price of
books has come down considerably in the past four
years.
They say the importance attached to reading in
Islam is such that the very first verse of the Holy Quran
revealed to the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) was about
reading, but, many people say they are dissuaded by
the high cost of books.

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