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Rana Aljalahma is co-founder of Words Bookstore Café, a bookstore and cultural center in Bahrain. Rana and her partner started Words over four years ago, recognizing the need not just for a high quality, well curated bookstore but also the need for a creative and inspiring outlet for the abundance of talent found in the small island nation. Words has quickly grown to become a community center and regularly hosts seminars and workshops led by leaders in their field, cooking demonstrations by world class chefs, and pop up shops by some of the region’s most talented designers. Rana earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the American University in Cairo. She lives in Bahrain with her husband and three teenagers.