Dar El Chimal was established BACK in 1950 by Mr. Issam El Rahouli, the father of Nasser, Bashir, Bassam, Fouad, and Nabil.
It has started as a publishing house in the old souk in Tripoli-LEBANON for educational, literature, and scientific books knowing that it was one of the very few publishing houses in the country back then.
Dar El Chimal experienced remarkable prosperity in the 1960s & 1970s which contributed significantly to become one of the top publishing houses in the MENA region for decades.
In the early ’80s, the 5 brothers continued their father’s business activities with their vision& mission to set new business strategy management to co-op with the market changes. As time passed by, Dar El Chimal changed from being only a publishing house to a huge retailer& wholesaler of books, school supplies, stationery, school furniture, copy center, art& craft, and educational toys.
During the past 2 decades, Dar El Chimal has been on the top of the country’s wholesaler& retailer in the education market. Nowadays, the company’s operation consists of 3 retails showrooms located in North Lebanon and one in the Gulf Region in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and a distribution channel as a wholesaler all over Lebanon.