Sultan of Arabic books

Here’s The NY Daily News on Mike Masri manager of Dahesh Heritage Fine Books in midtown, which bills itself as the largest Arabic language bookstore in the country.

Dahesh is unusual in that, although it is named after Saleem Moosa El-Ashi, a Lebanese philosopher and poet who took the name Dr. Dahesh as his following grew, the bookstore carries hundreds of titles and translations of works by Arab authors in a variety of disciplines, many with no relation to Islam.