The House of Prose has one policy: buy any book at a very reasonable price, read it, then either keep it or return it to get 50 per cent of your money back. Sounds like a good deal to us. The second-hand store is a fantastic resource – you save money, and you get to see what the other bookworms in Dubai are reading – which is, by the way, a bizarre collection of material ranging from crime novels to military strategy via ornithology.
Sometimes you’ll have more luck than others finding something to suit your tastes, but if you poke around for long enough, you’re bound to chance upon a cracking read. And anyway, you’ll enjoy the process of looking because the best thing about House of Prose is the welcoming atmosphere. It’s a shop run by book lovers for book lovers. And for that, we salute them.