Dubai’s first wholly independent children’s bookshop

About Us

Bookworm – Dubai’s first wholly independent children’s bookshop is a true home-grown business. It was founded some 22 years ago by business partners Simon Cory-Wright and Ruth Kiernan, both parents and avid readers. Passion for literature and storytelling – shared with our colleagues and customers alike, has grown into a wonderful community that’s fostered through both our nation-wide School Book Fairs and in both our Spinneys Umm Suqueim and Meadows Souk branches.

Our Values

We passionately believe that books are some of the greatest gifts you can give to young minds, but we also complement our well researched selection of books with puzzles, crafts, board games and much more. All our gift ranges are chosen with the idea that it should be something MORE than just a fleeting pleasure, and often our gifts have an educational element to them.

Our Selection

It is vitally important that children are exposed to high quality books from a tender age so that a love of the written word is developed early on in a child’s life. We pride ourselves on providing the best range of books for children, from birth until they leave school at 18.

At The Bookworm not only will you find an extensive range of preschool books, picture books, early readers and novels but also non-fiction titles supporting curriculum linked topics, dictionaries, thesauruses, atlases, encyclopedias and home learning support. Should you be spoiled for choice then our Book Tokens offer a simple solution to making someone’s day. There’s something to excite and stimulate any young mind without the need of an electronic screen.

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Every month we send out a Bookworm Bulletin which is packed full of book recommendations, deals and information about special events.

Gifts and Novelties

Our Locations

Bookworm – Spinneys Umm Suqueim

Spinneys Umm Suqueim

Al Wasl Rd – Al Safa 2


Opening Hours

8.00 am – 9.00 pm, every day.

Tel: 042356534

Bookworm – Meadows

Meadows Souk


Opening Hours

8.00 am – 10.00 pm, every day

Tel: 043689822

Book Fairs

Bookworm is proud to support communities with our School Book Fairs, featuring a wide selection of hundreds of titles chosen for pupils and their teachers. Working so closely with schools gives us the benefit of always knowing what our young customers are looking for and often recommendations for new books come from children themselves. There are always well trained staff on hand to offer guidance to students and their parents.

At our Book Fairs we offer tailor-made events for schools. In our selection of books we are respectful of the customs of the UAE and offer the best choice of NMC approved titles. These include:-

  • New titles
  • Best sellers
  • Non-fiction
  • Home learning
  • Activity books

If you would like to learn more about how you can bring a Bookworm Book Fair to our school, please contact:

Ruth Kiernan – 0506121458

Simon Cory-Wright –  0505155031

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