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list of top bookshops in Nairobi

list of top bookshops in Nairobi

Last updated on June 9th, 2023 at 09:59 pm

This is a list of top bookshops in Nairobi Kenya. We focus on the best shops/stores that stock a variety of books and offer them at affordable prices.

In no particular order, here is a list of the best bookstores in Nairobi.

1. Textbook

Text School was established in 1964 and has grown exponentially over the years to become a chain of bookstores in Kenya. With 11 branches located in different parts of Nairobi, its retail, wholesale and distribution services have unparalleled capacity to meet the needs of Kenya’s dynamic education sector.

Callers: 0111 011 300, 0114 509 617.

2. Prestige Bookstore

Prestige Bookshop prides itself on having an unparalleled selection of books to be found in Nairobi or the region.

Location: Prudential Building, Ground Floor, Mama Ngina Street and Lavington Mall.

Contact: 0707 660 164.

3. Bookstop Ltd

The bookstore is the largest bookstore in Nairobi that sells books and has a large collection of printed books covering all ages and all walks of life.

Location: 2nd Floor, Yaya Center.

Contact: 0722 701 782.

4. Savanis Bookstore

Savanis Book Center has established itself as a leading book seller and book supplier for over fifty years. It stocks affordable school books, business books, technical books and many more.

Location: Latema road.

Callers: 020 222 2405, 0735 825 555.

5. Kenyan Attic Literature

Attic Books is a leading bookseller with exclusive offers of new and used books in Nairobi and annual book subscriptions. Location: Pioneer Kimati Street, 1st Floor, Room 5.

Contact: 0725 258 317.

6. Keswick Books and Gifts Ltd

Keswick is a leading Christian bookstore promoting and distributing the best Christian magazines, Bibles and other evangelistic products.

Location: Bruce House, Kaunda Street, Nairobi CBD.

Contact: 0713 621 938.

7. Joshy Books and Books

Joshy Books is a leading bookstore that stocks a variety of books, Bibles, Professional Books, Curriculum Books, Early Education, IGCSE Curriculum, Reference Books, Reference Books, from high school to newspapers.

Location: Gatatha House, Ground Floor, Ronald Ngala Street.

Contact: 0796 498 976.

8. Excel School

Excel Book Store strives to offer a wide variety of school books, stationery and apparel at unbeatable prices and unforgettable discounts. Location: Center of Utawala, 200m from Kincar Stage.

Callers: 0712 738 433, 0721 148 416.

9. Soma Nami

Soma Nami is a one-stop shop for book-related solutions. It is a bookstore, book cafe, box subscription service and book club.

Location: Suite 12, Ground Floor, West Wing, The Greenhouse Mall, Ngong Road.

Contact: 0705 548 052.

10. Bookstore at Laxmi

Laxmi is a popular bookstore that offers a variety of school books, kindergarten books, primary books, high school books, supplementary books and medical books.

Location: Along Ronald Ngala Street. Contact: 0720 350 222.