Posted on March 12, 2018

In keeping up with the tradition of offering newness every time customers visit this iconic place, City Centre Rotana Doha played host to two of Qatar’s prominent bloggers – Lemon & Mint and Oneshotlatte, who organized a free community book swap.

The event brought book lovers together to swap books and meet like-minded people in an amicable environment. It was a huge success from the word go with the right mix of folks coming together. These bloggers made sure that their social media antics worked in sync before & after the event to entice as many attendees as possible.

City Centre Rotana Doha welcomed 2 [].jpgCaramel Lobby Lounge, the luxury 5-star hotel’s gourmet coffee-shop, offered guests the perfect place to network and dialog. This vibrant and airy place provided book swap attendees with the most poised location to meet fellow bibliophiles and discover new titles & recommendations. Commenting on the event, one of the attendees, Yousef Rustom, said, “I’ve had a great time, I enjoyed meeting other readers with whom I shared thoughts and lighter moments. I am quite fascinated with this whole idea of book swap so that knowledge and great read can be disseminated and appreciated by others as well in the most collective manner. I congratulate the team behind this entire exercise and would really be keen to be a part of many more such unique arrangements in the future.” 

The august event also saw in attendance Jean Bayaborda from community group Qatar Book Fairies. Jean is part of a worldwide social endeavor, The Book Fairies, who encourage others to give their used books a new lease of life by passing them on to others or by leaving them in unusual places for others to find.

After having received wide accolades from the attendees alike, elated Sena Catak - Director of Marketing & CommunicationsCity Centre Rotana Doha, said, “We strive to offer innovative events and experiences that enable everyone from Qatar’s diverse community to connect. We’re proud that Caramel Lobby Lounge gave Qatar’s book lovers what it needed the most – a convivial setting to enjoy each other’s company and get together for a noble cause of sharing books and disseminating knowledge. Going ahead, we look forward to hosting more of such community events and offer something fresh every time our estimated patrons visit us.”

To find out more about future book swaps and reading events, follow: @lemonmintblog, @oneshotlatte and @bookfairies_qatar.