New Book: Beirut – New York

This is the story of how my upcoming book “Beirut – New York” came to be.

maya zankoul new book announcement: beirut - new york

From Beirut to New York

Last summer, I took a vacation and traveled from Beirut to New York City. While the trip provided a much needed time out, the blow of coming back to everyday life in Beirut weighed on me.

My post-vacation blues got me wondering what makes certain cities more desirable than others.

Unexpectedly, I started noticing similarities between these highly incompatible cities: Beirut and New York City.

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Amalgam vol. 2 is OUT!

Amalgam vol. 2 is finally in BOOKSTORES!

You can get it for 14$ only! from:

Virgin Megastore (Lebanon, Qatar, Dubai, Egypt, Jordan…)

Librairie Antoine (Lebanon)

Malik’s Bookshop (Lebanon)

Hopefully soon on…

A HUUUGE thank you & lots of love to all of you who made it to the signing and/or supported! Here are some pics, and you can see the complete set on Facebook. Go find yourselves!! 😀 If you missed it, worry not for other signings are planned in the near future… so stay tuned 😉

Maya Zankoul signing her book amalgam vol. 2

Maya Zankoul signing her book amalgam vol. 2

Nour Zankoul and Amalgam vol. 2

Please update the signatures you got at the event to the Facebook page, I’d love to keep them as a memory!

Have a lovely day! 🙂


It’s finally the day!! See you all at Art Lounge-Karantina at 6:30PM. Can’t wait, miss you guys a lot! 😀

Here are the details again:

• Time: Starting 6:30PM

• Place: Art Lounge – Karantina – +961 3 99 76 76

• Event on Facebook

See you in a while 😉 Until then, today’s theme song is…

Amalgam Vol. 2 – Book Launch!

Finally time to officially announce it! Yesterday, I received the following… What? Looks like a.. Looks like……….

Let’s zoom in… Looks like… AMALGAM VOL. 2 BOOK!!!

THE BOOKS ARE FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!! 😀 As for the book launch……

My darlings, I’m so excited about the preparation of this event… There will be fresh summer drinks, cupcakes, posters & lots of fun, and I really really hope to see you all there! Here is the Location map for those of you who don’t know where Art Lounge is. And don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook!

To sum it up:

• Date: August 04, 2010

• Time: Starting 6:30PM

• Place: Art Lounge – Karantina – +961 3 99 76 76

• Event on Facebook:

Thank you to all of you who read the blog, comment & send support. I could not have done it without you & can’t wait to see you all in a week 😉

Here’s a happy song for you 😀 Have a lovely, lovely day!

Informal announcement!!

It’s that time of the year again!! 🙂


I’ve been working with much love and motivation on my second book: Amalgam vol.2 containing a selection of posts + NEW material! I think it’s about time I informally announced …

That’s all I can say for now, will ‘officially’ announce everything hopefully end of the week. Thanks for being so patient 🙂 Here’s a song for you, have a beautiful monday!

A thank you note


This small drawing is to express my gratitude to all of you who made Ceramic Lounge’s book signing such a beautiful event. I was very happy to be around lovely people like you, and you made the evening a special one.

Now let me share with you my surprise of the month. After Pecha Kucha presentation last wednesday, I saw Ayman taking photos with his mobile phone. I asked if he could send them, and he clearly avoided giving me a clear answer. I thought alright, I hope my sister will have taken some pics at least to remember the event. This wednesday, I saw him filming again at Ceramic Lounge. This time I thought I will not ask him for the photos 😛 And then yesterday, I see this post on his blog containing an INTEGRAL VIDEO OF PECHA KUCHA PRESENTATION, and a VIDEO OF BOOK SIGNING AT CERAMIC LOUNGE!

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Ayman, I am SO glad that you documented those events with videos! Even an integral of the PK presentation!!  This is really priceless. Thank you so much 🙂