Leila Amad Bissat

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Personal information

Title: 
Owner and Manager of a Bookshop

Contact information (private)

Mobile phone: 
961 3 656366
Personal email address: 
leila_bissat@yahoo.com

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Arch de Noe
Address: 
Sadat str., Abdallah bldg., Hamra
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 1 740477 & 961 1 742663
Fax: 
961 1 742663
Work email address: 
leila@archedenoebeirut.com

Education

Bachelor degree, Sociology, 1976, American University of Beirut.

Areas of Expertise

Books and Educational Activities for Children
Cultural Activities
Philanthropy
Social Work
Story Telling for Children
Writing
Languages: 
Arabic
French
English
German

Work history

Manager and owner, 1993 - present, Arche de Noe bookstore (Beirut).

Honorary office and memberships

Founding member and board member of the Zaki Nassif Music Committee, 2007 - present.

Founding member of the children's periodical Quiraat Saghira(periodical on children s literature) & critic, 2002 -2007.

Member of executive committee of the Baalbeck Intenational Festival & responsible for communication, 1990 - present.

Productions

Publications highlights: 
  • Bissat, L. (2007). Of Symbols and stones: Memoirs of a traveler. Beirut: Dar An-Nahar.
Exhibitions, Lectures, & Performances: 

Participating in Beirut World Book Capital in 2010: book exhibit, book signing, and conferences.

Beirut Between Past, Present, and Future: Rememberance of Old Beirut, exhibition about Beirut during the war and during the reconstruction phase, Biel during the annual event of Lire en francais (yearly exhibit of French books), 2002.

When Women Write, major book exhibition by women writers & book signing of their works, Arche de Noe, 1999.

A Green Planet, exhibition introducing for the first time the concept of environment preservation, organized under the auspices of the Town Hall of Paris, Beirut, 1994.

Participating in Jerusalem Culture Capital in 2010: Paitings exhibit by Palestinian artists Abdul Hay Musallam, book exhibit on Palestine, and conferences.

Awards and Distinctions

Winner of the first prize for window display at the competition organized by the Town Hall of Paris for bookstores in Lebanon, 2003.