Love for books transcends political crises in Afghanistan

By Abdul Haleem and Jawid Omid

"I have been running this bookstore since the 1960s and kept it open for book lovers even during Taliban's brutal reign," Hajji Shah Mohammad, the bookstore owner, says.
   Mohammad's tale only shows that the culture of reading and love for books transcend political upheavals and the test of time.
   The two-room bookstore, in a dilapidated building in downtown Kabul, has served Afghan book lovers for more than five decades.