AET Book Club

The AET Book Club is a project of the American Educational Trust, a non-profit, non-partisan organization incorporated in 1982 in Washington, DC, by retired U.S. Foreign Service Officers. The 18th St. store in Washington, DC currently carries more than 400 titles of books, DVD and CDs. These titles are also available online at For more than 25 years, the American Educational Trust (AET) has been promoting U.S.-Middle East understanding with an emphasis on informed debate on the Arab-Israeli peace process. Early in AET's development, its founders established the AET Book Club to meet the recognized need for quality books about the region and U.S. policies there. To provide these books, the American Educational Trust began importing thousands of titles about the Middle East from Europe. Four times a year shipments crossed the Atlantic in sea containers to be sold by the newly-formed AET Book Club. Years later, American publishers began to recognize the market for quality, objective books about the Middle East, and began printing thousands of titles in the United States. The AET Book Club is advertised in and supported by AET's primary project, the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, a magazine published nine times per year in Washington, DC. The Washington Report began in 1982 as a bi-weekly eight-page newsletter. Today, it is a 76-page full-color magazine recognized worldwide as a leader in its field. The Washington Report publishes a wide variety of views from and about the Middle East by Muslim, Jewish and Christian writers, many of whom live or have lived in the region.


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AET Book Club
1902 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 939-6050 ext. 2

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