A Book Buyer in Algeria

  • Abazar Sepehri University of Texas at Austin


Relates the daily events in the author’s trip to Algeria to purchase books for the University of Texas Library. There were fewer obstacles to overcome in Algeria, and a better success rate in locating appropriate publications. Both articles offer readers in advanced countries a vivid picture of publishing and bookselling infrastructure in the Third World.

Author Biography

Abazar Sepehri, University of Texas at Austin
Abazar Sepehri is Middle Eastern Studies Librarian, University of Texas at Austin. He has an M.L.S. from Tehran University and an Advanced Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. His articles and reviews have appeared in MELA Notes, Unesco Bulletin for Libraries, Journal of Library History, and other journals. Mr. Sepehri has been President of the Middle East Librarians Association.