Adib’s small bookshop is a little light in the dark of human misery. It is in the center of Beirut. Not far from there, the walls of the buildings are wounded by bullets and soldiers patrol the streets inhabited by desperate people. Although few customers seize that opportunity for happiness, the bookshop has managed to stay open during the last two years. The name Adib means “scholar”. Adib and his books are there, in that hell, to remind us of how great human beings can be.