‘Indus Raag’ producer wins Global Music Award

Indus Raag – Music Beyond Borders by Tehzeeb now available at Liberty Books stores and online.

Website: http://libertybooks.com/bookdetail.aspx?pid=26731

Tehzeeb Foundation patron and music producer Sharif Awan has won a gold medal at the Global Music Awards (GMA).

The laurel has been conferred upon him for the album Indus Raag: Music Beyond Borders which is a part of the Indus Raag project that aims to archive the legacy of sub-continental music tradition.

Talking to The Express Tribune, Awan said he has been selected among nine artists from various countries for the medal. This is the first time a Pakistani album has featured in an international award show. “It really is an achievement for all those who have been associated with the project and have worked tirelessly to make it a success,” he added. Awan hoped the project will continue to play its role in the conservation and promotion of Eastern classical music.

It is pertinent to mention that Indus Raag: Music Beyond Borders was Pakistan’s first indigenous entry to get shortlisted for the 57th Grammys.

GMAs are held ever1125273-image-1466261508-643-640x480.JPGy year in California, USA, acknowledging services of people from different countries and cultural backgrounds for world music.

Last week, Awan announced the digital release of Indus Raag 2 — Karachi Concerts, the second album in the series. It comprises 10 hours worth of recordings that feature as many as 65 musicians from Pakistan, India, UK, Germany, France and Turkey. Recorded between 2009 and 2015, it includes names such as Ustad Rais Khan, Ustad Naseeruddin Saami, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, Ustad Mubarak Ali Khan, Grammy-winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, the Gundecha Brothers and Ashraf Sharif Khan.

This article is published in The Express Tribune, June 19th, 2016.
Web link: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1125273/indus-raag-producer-wins-global-music-award/

Happy New Year from Liberty Books

Dear all,

Happy New Year to you and your families. As the year comes to an end and we gear up for 2016, we have been reflecting on this last year and would like to share thought with you.

First and foremost, we would like to thank you all for your support this year. With the global shift towards technology and rampant piracy in Pakistan, needless to mention scarce libraries, we are faced with the most pressing question of our careers – what if people stop reading books? So each year, we try harder. We innovate in the way we communicate with you, we give you the best service in store and online and we try (as much as possible) to bring the best books in Pakistan. There is a strong passion driving us, for books and reading with the hope that reading habits will improve in Pakistan. So we continue on to 2016 and we will try our absolute best to improve further.

And we are grateful too, so very grateful to you. You kept visiting our stores, spent time on our couches, recommended some great books to us, attended our events, supported our new outlets and continued to be patrons. Many of you talk about our service on social media and other platforms, while we haven’t individually been able to thank you – we would like to so so now. We really appreciate every word, it makes our time and effort worthwhile. For those of you that we have disappointed in some way, we are truly sorry. It isn’t intentional, trust us.  Each of you interacting with us, even showing a mere interest in books is truly essential and we will do our best to ensure that you keep coming back.

Finally, we want to share some milestones with you. It’s true, like previous years we had some downturns and we also didn’t have people breaking our doors during sales this year, nor did we see any in-store cat fights. However, we have had our share of achievements that we are extremely proud of, this includes several successful book launches in our stores in Karachi and Lahore, some great story telling sessions for children, our Sunday Book Bazaar initiative (that you all have been attending in great numbers), a new store in Karachi’s DHA neighborhood, a revamped Basement at our BBQ tonight outlet and the literature festivals that continue to expand along with a truly outstanding Karachi International Book Fair. We saw a tremendous increase in our website sales this year. We delivered books to not just the big metropolitans but also to cities like Gujranwala, Muzaffarabad, Nowshera, Wah, Sialkot, Rahim Yar Khan, Gilgit and several others! It’s great to see that Pakistan still has avid readers and we hope this number continues to grow.

Before we sign off, we wish you a great year ahead and we hope that we can all look back at 2016 and reflect on what a great year it’s been for us and our country. Please keep the spirit of books and reading alive and spread it in whatever small way you can. And most importantly, continue to live curious and beautiful lives!

A very happy new year to you.
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Book Signing Tour with Omar Shahid Hamid

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We are extremely excited about this! Omar Shahid Hamid, the bestselling author of The Prisoner & The Spinner’s Tale will be coming to 4 Liberty Books stores in August. He has recently launched The Spinner’s Tale and the book is doing tremendously well!

Please mark your calendars and get your copies signed. If you want to purchase your copy prior to the event you can visit any of our outlets or order them online via our website with free home delivery across Pakistan. Links provided below. We look forward to seeing you there!:)

The Spinner’s Tale: http://www.libertybooks.com/bookdetail.aspx?pid=25488

The Prisoner: http://www.libertybooks.com/bookdetail.aspx?pid=19114

Liberty Books Summer Reading Program!

Greetings all 🙂

Summer heat is certainly upon us and we hope everyone is surviving and staying hydrated! On a related note summer vacations are fast on their way…

These vacations (for those lucky enough to get them) are the perfect time to catch up on one’s non-academic reading. Hours spent indoors or outside (in the shade) can be delightfully utilized with one’s nose buried in a book.

In order to aid this pursuit, Liberty Books is thrilled to announce its Summer Reading Program. At the end of this post we have uploaded reading lists recommended by specific schools and by Liberty Books. Feel free to view each catalogue!

Our goals for this program include the following:

Students of Partnering schools :
Students of schools that have sent their own recommended reading list will be given special Liberty Books Summer Reading Program punch cards. Each time a student purchases a recommended book from any of our outlets their punch card will be stamped. Upon reaching a minimum of 8 stamps students will be given a gift hamper with books and related products!

Everyone else:
While our Summer Reading Program punch cards are exclusively for students of partnering schools EVERYONE is welcome to view our uploaded lists and gather a few recommendations in the process 🙂

Recommended reading lists – school wise:

1. Bay View High – Junior school:

2. Bay View High – Middle school:
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3. Froebel Education Centre:

4. Beaconhouse School System:
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5. Generations school:
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Summer Reading Program

Happy summer reading!

Facebook Check-In Tutorial for our Check-In for a Free Book offer

Facebook Check-In Tutorial for our Check-In for a Free Book offer

Recently we have been getting lots of questions about how to check-in on the Facebook app to avail the free book offer. To answer your queries we have designed this tutorial image to help you check-in on your Facebook app of your mobile phone.